Festival of Trees, Angel’s Ball coming

The Christmas trees set up for the Fantasy of Trees event are decorated by members of the community and auctioned off to raise money for a charity organization called Angels Anonymous. (Courtesy photo)

Fundraiser helps those in need

Wrap yourself in the spirit of Christmas at the 20th annual Festival of Trees and Angel’s Ball at Chinook Winds Casino Resort Nov. 28 through Dec. 1.

Start off with the free viewing of the Festival of Trees beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30, from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Nick himself will make an appearance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Bring the whole family to view this wonderland of the Christmas season featuring lavishly decorated trees.

Live entertainment provided by Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, dancing and dinner are all included in the Angel’s Ball on Dec. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. This annual fundraising event is the highlight of the holiday season in Lincoln City, an event to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas amid the artfully decorated Christmas trees.

The Angels Ball is the largest fundraiser for Angels Anonymous, a 501(c)(3) that assists people in north Lincoln County meet immediate and basic needs. It provides people with the opportunity to aide in making much needed assistance available to those less fortunate by participating in a live auction, raffles and a silent auction. Long-time sponsors — Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Art Moore, Mills Ace Hardware, Pacific Power and NW Natural — top the list of those who assist Angels Anonymous in making the event the success that it is. This year, Diamonds by the Sea has added a new dimension, donating a diamond valued at $2,500 to be raffled at the ball.

A limited number of tickets are still available. Sale of tickets will close Nov. 27. Included in the $75 ticket price are passed hors d’ oeuvres, a plated dinner with choice of entrée upon ticket purchase, live entertainment, dancing, raffles, a silent auction and the auction of the Christmas Trees. Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, located at 4039 NW Logan Road (call 541-994-3070) or Angels Anonymous at 503-489-8743.

Since 1999 Angels Anonymous has dispersed nearly $900,000 providing immediate and basic needs to families in north Lincoln County.