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Tuesday 13 November 2018
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Friends of Caroline Hospice Announces 31st Annual Festival of Trees

The 31st Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice is one of Beaufort’s most beloved holiday celebrations and the 2018 event continues a tradition that started more than thirty years ago.
The event kicks off with SNOW Day on Sunday, December 2 at Tabby Place in Downtown Beaufort. Tree viewing will be open to the public Tuesday, December 4 – Thursday, December 6th. More than 60 beautifully and whimsically decorated trees will be available for purchase. This year’s Gala will take place on Thursday, December 6th at Tabby Place amidst the trees with music, wine, beer and lots of food from ten of Beaufort’s best local restaurants. Santa will also be in attendance all week to have some fun and get some photos with attendees.
This year, we have a special Angel Tree that will be adorned with Angel ornaments in memory or honor of a loved one. Ornaments are only $25 and will be tagged with your special message during the event. The ornaments can be picked up from the Friends of Caroline Hospice office (1110 13th Street, Port Royal) after the event.
We will end this year’s event Saturday, December 8th in downtown Port Royal with the 2nd Annual Gingerbread 5K run. Run or walk through the beautiful Old Village and down to the Sands. Celebrate your accomplishment with s’mores.  Sign up for the race at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/PortRoyal/FriendsofCarolineGingerbread5K
Here’s the schedule for this year’s event. You just don’t want to miss it.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
11AM TO 2PM
KIDS SNOW DAY
Bring the kids from 11am to 2pm to enjoy playing in the snow, building a snowman or having snowball fights with our outdoor snow fields, face painting and more. Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen will also be there to enjoy talking with the kids and taking photos.
$3 FOR CHILDREN 5 & UP – 4 AND UNDER – FREE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
12PM TO 7PM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
10AM TO 7PM
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
10AM TO 2PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SCHOOL TOURS
Come and see the decorated trees.
Any child who signs up for their school’s tour will receive free admission.
General Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
6PM – 9PM
CELEBRATION OF GIVING GALA
$65 per person, $120 per couple
Opening Gala Reception tickets can be purchased online by visiting FriendsofCarolineHospice.org/Events
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
9AM
2ND ANNUAL GINGERBREAD 5K
Run or walk through the streets of Port Royal, starting and finishing at Live Oaks Park. Costumes are encouraged and we
cannot wait to see Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and reindeer
running through town.
Become a supporter of this year’s Festival by sponsoring a tree, decorating a tree, purchasing an Angel Ornament, buying a ticket to the Celebration of Giving Gala and telling your friends about the event. The Festival has raised nearly a million dollars and this treasured event would not be possible without the amazing support of businesses, community groups and individuals who donate their time, talent and treasures to make this event a success. FRIENDS of Caroline HOSPICE is committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and their families. FRIENDS is a local, non-profit, Medicare-certified Hospice provider that has built a “Legacy of Trust” over the past 38 years. FRIENDS of Caroline HOSPICE serves individuals and families in Beaufort County and provides hospice care, bereavement and caregiver support services to all individuals in the community regardless of their ability to pay.