I know that I have posted about the HOPE HOUSE in Fredericksburg before, but this is such a great event I wanted to share it with you. The HOPE HOUSE is a shelter for homeless women and children here in Fredericksburg, VA and they are holding their annual FESTIVAL OF TREES right now!
The FESTIVAL OF TREES is the main fundraiser the HOPE HOUSE holds each year. It is a beautiful display of trees that are decorated by different companies, organizations, or families that are donated for a silent auction. They are also judged for different categories such as Best in Show, Most Original, Most Patriotic, Best Sports Themed, Best Non Traditional, to name just a few! It also includes Holiday Bouquets, a tea, a luncheon, a fashion show, and a place to purchase decorations such as wreaths for your holiday decor.
Just to let you know how big the event is..this year it is being held in the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Celebrate Virginia at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Admission is only $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. You can come in a bid on your favorite tree/item and you will get a special ticket so you can reenter to check on your bid!
Last year this event raised over $50,000!!! The money is help break the cycle of homelessness for the local women and their children in the Fredericksburg and surrounding area.
If you would like to contact the HOPE HOUSE or send a donation here is the contact information: www.hopehouseva.org