Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2010 Christmas Tree

It is a tradition every year at Gines Auto Service to purchase a Christmas tree from the Festival of Trees. It is truly magical to attend the auction night and read all of the inspiring stories that are the inspiration between each donated tree.

This year our Christmas tree is a Hot Wheels Car Tree! Make sure you stop in and see it! It will be on display in our office until the end of the month.

About Festival of Trees:
Almost as magical as Santa himself, a cold barren exhibit hall transforms into a warm, festive holiday haven. Each year, the magic of Festival of Trees unfolds, and with it the hope and future of children in need at Primary Children's Medical Center.

The Festival of Trees was inspired 40 years ago by a group of 15 women from along the Wasatch Front. These women were challenged by Lewis M. Jones, Chairman of the hospital's Men's Endowment Board, to identify a way to raise funds for the hospital.

Perhaps the greatest phenomenon of all is that everything is donated. The trees are decorated and purchased by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and church groups. In addition, others generously donate items to fill the shops. Businesses provide the paper and printing of posters and tickets. Corporations offer their covered trucks and drivers to help deliver the trees, and so much more! Thousands of people join efforts by contributing countless hours and means to give “A Gift of Love" to children in need. In 2009, the Festival raised $1,522,497.58 for children at Primary Children's Medical Center.

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