This year Kinderhaven is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operations and its 16th year of The Festival of Trees. For the past several years The Festival of Trees has been held at the Sandpoint Events Center, but this year they are excited to announce that it will be held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds!
The weekend will kick off December 4 at 11am with the Holiday Luncheon. Tickets are $45, or you can choose to sponsor a table for $600 that will seat up to eight people. Guests participate in a silent auction, and they will enjoy a delicious lunch served family-style. Guests will also have an opportunity to view the beautifully and creatively decorated live trees.
The evening of December 5 is the Grand Gala, with doors opening at 5:30pm. Tickets for the night are $75, or you can choose to sponsor a table for $1200 that will seat up to eight people. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with a no-host bar. As the silent auction comes to an end, guests will move to the main event to enjoy a dinner catered by Ivano’s and a live auction of the grand trees. To continue the celebration, there are a couple of surprises in store for the guests!
The beautiful live trees that will be auctioned off at the Grand Gala and all of the silent auction items (including gift baskets, tabletop trees, wreaths and much more!) are donated by different individuals, organizations and businesses in the community.
Kinderhaven is a nonprofit, emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes for their own protection. They are here for children at any time of the day or night and are the only relief shelter of their kind in North Idaho. Over 1,500 children have passed through their doors in 20 years of operation.
The Festival of Trees is currently their single fundraising event, and all proceeds go towards keeping Kinderhaven running.
Because of logistics and the new venue, the family night will not be happening this year, but they will have it back next year and in the years to come.
To purchase tickets, contact Jacinda Bokowy at 208.610.2208 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your organization is interest in volunteering, e-mail email@example.com for more information!