All I have to say is THANK YOU very much to all those that participated in this year’s Springfield Boys and Girls Club Festival of Trees. This is my fifth year of donating trees and the 3rd year of a co-club event with Parrot Head Club of Eastern Mass and Western Mass Parrot Head Club. It is truly an awesome event that makes me happy and allows for creativity from all who participate while having a great time. The hosts of this event love seeing the unique tree themes and stuff that we come with. They look forward to our creations every year. So kudos to everyone for making this so successful.
Our theme this year was “A Parrot Head Pirate’s Treasure Chess” and it looked incredible. There were incredible items donated by so many of you, thank you for that. Those that ventured out to my house certainly had a wonderful time, making decorations, enjoying good food and boat drinks along with listening to some wonderful Christmas music to help us get into the spirit which wasn’t that hard for some of us who love this season.
Congratulations to the 4 winners of the thank you prizes, I know you will enjoy them.. It was really inspiring to hear everyone sing “Puff the Magic Dragon” and pretty much know all the words and it was funny watching the face on the Parateen Vincenzo and Parakeets Cainen, Ava and Robby watching all these adults having a grand old time singing a song they never heard. As Carol Shapiro always says “I LOVE US!!!”
A very special Thank You to my two little set-up helper Elves Angela & Deb, who have been doing this with me for 3 years now. It’s a lot of fun and we sure get a great feeling doing this and it definitely gives you the Christmas Spirit.
Attending the Premiere Party yesterday it was nice to hear the comments folks were making on our tree display and amazed at how much stuff comes with the tree, they were blown away by the handmade Treasure Chest from Mac & Liz’s dad (Jim McCarthy) and all the treasure it had in it. Then when they found out all the wrapped presents under the tree had stuff in them, they couldn’t believe it. Thanks to the McQueen’s and Terri for all that work.
If you have never attended the Festival of Trees, I would recommend you do so, it can’t help but put you in the Christmas Spirit and bring a smile to your face. It is located at 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA and runs from Nov 28th to Dec 14th when they will draw all the winners names for the trees. The Hours are Weds 11am – 3pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. The admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors and Children 12 and Under are free. They are selling Tree Raffle tickets 25 for $10 and with 141 Trees to choose from, it’s hard to know where to put your tickets, unless you are like me and bought enough to put one in each bucket. They will validate your parking ticket if you want to park in the garage for the hotel.
For more information visit: http://www.sbgc.org/festival-of-trees-home/
We are already working on next year’s theme so look for more information in the future.
So again THANK YOU to both the WMPHC & PHCoEM members who helped make this another successful year for the tree.