Everyone is invited to start off the holiday season with beauty and fun by attending the Festival of Trees Public Tree Viewing from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. and/or the Social and Auction starting at 5 p.m. The events are sponsored by Dakota Hope Clinic of Minot and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at the ND State Fair Event Center.
Families and individuals are invited to attend the Public Tree Viewing. This free family event will include viewing of decorated Christmas trees and the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The free photo booth is the perfect opportunity to take that family Christmas Card picture. Enjoy refreshments that include hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. Children can interact and have their picture taken with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus or other characters in the Live Nativity. New this year at the Public Tree Viewing is a Children’s Christmas Book Exchange. Children are encouraged to bring a Christmas book to swap for a different one!
Doors will open for the evening Festival of Trees Social and Auction at 5 p.m. with holiday music, food, viewing of trees, raffle ticket sales and bidding on silent auction items. The live auction of the decorated Christmas trees begins at 6:30 p.m. Nativity sets, centerpieces, wreaths, and many other items will be available for bids. Next-day delivery and set-up of trees is available within a 10-mile radius of Minot.
Proceeds will benefit Dakota Hope Clinic, the only life-affirming pregnancy help center in north central and northwest North Dakota. The 501(c)(3) Christian non-profit organization was formed to help women and men facing an unintended pregnancy. All services at Dakota Hope Clinic are 100% free and confidential.
There is no charge to attend the Public Tree Viewing. Tickets for the Social and Auction sell for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the Clinic (315 Main St. S. Ste 205) or online at www.dakotahope.org – click on the Partner with us Tab. Ticket purchasers will be entered to win one of three Visa gift cards, two of which are $250 and one $500 card. Need not be present to win.
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