KARE’s Festival of Trees is Nov. 21

Nov 13, 2013
Photo by: File photo Maggie Panther looks at one of the trees up for auction during last year's Festival of Trees event.

Kids Advocacy Resource Effort (KARE, Inc.) will host its fourth annual Festival of Trees dinner and auction Thursday, Nov. 21 at Laurel Ridge Country Club, located at 49 Cupp Lane in Waynesville.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour. Dinner will then be served with a live auction to follow. Local artists, merchants and creative folk will contribute ornately decorated trees, centerpieces and other handmade creations for both the live and silent auctions.

New this year is a specialty tree challenge where local designers and community members will be competing to raise the most money. Trees will be on display beginning Friday, Nov. 15 at Laurel Ridge Country Club. The specialty tree that raises the most money will be named the 2013 KARE Festival of Trees winner.

The following businesses and individuals will compete this year: WCU Interior Design program, Char McNamara, Tina Wright, High Country Furniture, WNC Interior D-Zines, Joey’s Pancakes, Blue Ridge Books & News, Haywood County Psychological Service and the Jones family.

This year’s event is sponsored by Jack Bishop of Edward Jones, Haywood County Psychological Service, Haywood Insurance and Laurel Ridge Country Club. All proceeds will directly benefit KARE’s programs.

KARE is Haywood County’s only child advocacy center and provides services to child victims of abuse and their families through its Victim Advocacy Program. KARE also offers parenting classes through the Positive Parenting Program, and creative, individualized developmental skill-building activities through its Parents As Teachers Program.

For more information, call Julie Schroer at 456-8995.

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