Foundation’s Festival of Trees is a holiday hug for community

I’d like to express my appreciation to everyone who helped make Community Day at the annual Providence General Foundation Festival of Trees a joyful event.

Vans and buses filled the parking lot at the Tulalip Resort on Community Day as visitors from senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes stopped in to enjoy the complimentary festivities. Guests sipped coffee and hot chocolate (with marshmallows and whipped cream) while enjoying cookies, holiday entertainment and a stroll among the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Many seniors even brought along their inner child for a visit with Santa Claus. Later in the afternoon (after school was dismissed) the volume rose considerably as the craft tables were opened and children’s laughter mingled perfectly with the music in the ballroom.

Community Day offers an opportunity to share a warm holiday hug with our friends and neighbors thanks to the generosity of Providence General Foundation. We would like to thank our talented performers, amazing volunteers, kind sponsors and the friendly staff at the Tulalip Resort for their hospitality. In addition, a special thanks to The Herald for its tremendous coverage of the Festival of Trees.

There’s no doubt that events like Community Day help to make this truly “The Most Wonderful Life.”

Mary Jane Miller

Mill Creek

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