Festival of Trees benefits Evergreen Hospice

festival of trees The annual fundraiser for Evergreen Hospice, the Festival of Trees, held Nov. 24-25 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency, includes events ranging from a Teddy Bear Breakfast for the small fry to an elegant gala auction for grownups.
    Planned for the whole family is Home for the Holidays, Nov. 24,10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring refreshments, children's craft activities, ventriloquist Mark Thompson, and national award-winning children's artist Tia and her Quacker Tunes, along with Santa Claus for photos with the family. Tickets are available at the door; $2/adults, $1/children.
    An elegant evening awaits guests at the Gala Auction from 6-11 p.m. Nov. 24. Longtime KIRO-TV news anchor Gary Justice and auctioneers Dick and Sharon Friel will lead guests through an evening of dining, entertainment, and holiday auction.
    Items include a Caribbean cruise, groceries for a year from QFC, golf with former Husky football coach Don James, and a kid-sized playhouse for the back yard, as well as dozens of designer-decorated holiday trees and wreaths. Tickets are $85; $150 patrons.
    On Nov. 25, bring the children to the Teddy Bear Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m., where they'll enjoy the antics of Deano the Clown and a visit and photo with Santa. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/children.
    Last year, Festival of Trees raised $70,000 to benefit Evergreen Hospice, which offers comprehensive and compassionate care for families facing the terminal illness of a loved one.
    For more information, call 899-1900.