Saturday, September 19, 2020

Festival of Trees Partnership Formed

 

 

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The Marco Island Center for the Arts, with support from Sunshine Ace Hardware, will bring beautiful and unique Christmas trees to the community this Christmas season. The Third Annual Festival of Trees will take place from November 29 to December 1, 2016, from 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. One-of-a-kind trees will be displayed, and guests given a chance to bid on some of their favorites.

A Gingerbread House Party with Santa and his helper is planned for November 30, from 4-6 PM. Children of all ages are welcome! If you are interested in taking one of the trees home, December 1 will be the last opportunity for you to make a bid.

This year there will be a community support program for the Festival of Trees by Sunshine Ace Hardware. Greg Rosen, Sunshine Ace Hardware store manager says, “We at Sunshine Ace cannot be more pleased with our relationship in support of the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The event has island-wide appeal, and the participants from the community

Submitted PhotoFrom left: Sunshine Ace Hardware StoreManager Greg Rosen and Marco Island Centerfor the Arts Festival Chairman Dave Rice.

Submitted PhotoFrom left: Sunshine Ace Hardware StoreManager Greg Rosen and Marco Island Centerfor the Arts Festival Chairman Dave Rice.

are proactive in preparation of the exhibits – a great combination, and one which we embrace.”

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s support will make it easier financially for tree sponsors to purchase and decorate their trees. Festival of Trees Chairman Dave Rice says, “The support is twofold. Sunshine Ace will be a tree sponsor, and their tree is for sale with 100% of the sale price donated to the Center. Additionally, to assist all exhibitors, Sunshine Ace is offering a 15% discount to the participants on all purchases (sale items not included) associated with exhibiting their tree. This includes tree, tree stand, tree skirt, lights, ornaments, decorations and all electrical items needed.”

This free event is open to the entire Marco Island community. Dave adds, “Our invitation to attend is extended to all islanders, families and visitors free of charge.”

Organizations, clubs, and individuals who wish to enter a tree should contact Dave Rice at marcodave@comcast.net or 239-250- 2175, or Executive Director Hyla Crane at hlyla@maracoislandarta.org or 239-394-4221. Sunshine Ace Hardware is located at 1720 San Marco Road. For store information contact Greg Rosen at 239-642-7444.

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