Festival of Trees - Health East Foundation
A festive kick-off to the holiday season, the 26th annual Festival of Trees Holiday Gala featured dinner, dancing, and auctions set amidst a winter wonderland of designer-decorated trees and wreathes, raising funds to support the services provided by the HealthEast Foundation.
Event: The 26th annual HealthEast Foundation Festival of Trees Holiday Gala and Fashion Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre, November 19 and 20
Cause: All proceeds went toward helping improve HealthEast Care System’s patient care. This year’s gala broke previous attendance and revenue records; more than 800 guests raised $525,000.
Strut your Stuff: The fashion show on November 19 was emceed by KARE 11’s Belinda Jensen and featured local celebrities such as Project Runway’s Christopher Straub and former St. Paul police chief John Harrington.
Going Once, Going Twice: Along with dinner and dancing, a silent and live auction featuring designer Christmas trees and wreaths took place at the gala.
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