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A sure sign of the holidays ahead, Yakima Valley communities are invited to participate in Astria Sunnyside Foundation’s 2019 Festival of Trees,  The two day event will be held on Friday, December 6th from 5:30 pm to 10:00pm  and on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Sunnyside Community Center, located at 1521 S. 1st Street, Sunnyside.  Guests will be greeted with winter scenes on the ranch and over 65 beautifully decorated trees.   
This is a fundraiser with all the proceeds from 2019 Festival of Trees directly benefit Astria Health Hospital and healthcare initiatives throughout the Yakima Valley.  The event has a significant Santa-esque legacy with proceeds In previous years having purchased a blood delivery system, Guide Scope for surgery, Heart Center equipment and Cancer Center equipment. 
  • Friday, December 6Festival of Trees “Yuletide Reception” is from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. The event features decorated trees, buffet dinner, local wines, beer and soft drinks.  Guests must be 21 to attend.  There will be a silent auction showcasing local businesses in the Yakima Valley.  Tickets are $50 per person.  Sponsorships and reserved table seating options are available. 
  • Saturday, December 7: Festival of Trees “Family Affair” is an open house from 10:00am to 3:00pm featuring various activities such as the decorated trees, children’s crafts, and music performances at the top of each hour.  We invite you to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to community members read holiday stories. For entry into the event we will be collecting financial donations, canned food items for Northwest Harvest or toys for the Salvation Army at the door. 
 For information on sponsorship opportunities, please call or email Nancy Leahy at:  509-837-1310, nancy.leahy@astria.Health

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