Schedule set for Festival of Trees

Northwoods Partners’ annual Festival of Trees will take place at the Grand Ely Lodge from Nov. 23 through Dec. 3.
“This festival is made possible through the generous contributions from many local businesses and community members. Many talented individuals help transform the Grand Ely Lodge lobby into a winter wonderland filled with decorated trees and wreaths. We are so grateful to all the individuals who help make the Festival of Trees a wonderful fundraising event to support services for our area seniors and caregivers,” said Lisa Porthan Executive Director.
The community is invited to the opening and lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving evening at 5 p.m.
Come join family and friends for refreshments and entertainment by Bernie Palcher from 5-6 p.m. The lighting of the trees is an occasion you won’t want to miss!
Begin your holiday shopping at the Northwoods Partners Christmas Boutique.
This talented community provides a wonderful selection of hand-made gift items available for purchase.
In addition, there will be a raffle for queen size quilt made by the talented Nancy Andreae.
Enjoy taking a stroll through the lighted winter wonderland and place a bid on the beautifully decorated trees or wreaths.
The bidding for these decorated items begins on Thanksgiving night and continues until noon on Sunday, Dec. 3. Be sure to come back often to check your bid! All winners will be notified to pick up their items at the Grand Ely Lodge.
One of the favorite trees at the Festival is the tall white Memorial Tree at the center of the event.
Memorial balls may be purchased throughout the holiday season to remember or honor a loved one. This is truly a special way to celebrate the special people in our lives.
Memorial balls are also available at the Babbitt Credit Union and Vermillion Credit Union in Tower, and Embarrass. The Memorial Tree will be displayed at the Grand Ely until Dec. 28.
Monies raised from the Festival of Trees will be used by Northwoods Partners to provide support services that promote healthy aging and independence.
These services include friendly visits, transportation, exercise programs, support groups, memory care support and caregiver consultant services. These services are provided to individuals living in Ely, Babbitt, Tower and surrounding townships.
Please help support our area seniors and their caregivers by making Festival of Trees a part of your holiday festivities! For further information, contact Northwoods Partners at 365-8019.