Media Release: 44th annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees

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Proceeds from event benefit Dayton Children's

44th annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees

11-16-2011 (Dayton, OH) -

The TWIGs (Terrific Women in Giving), the auxiliary of Dayton Children’s, are ready to celebrate their 44th annual holiday event, the Sugarplum Festival of Trees on November 18 through November 20. The event will be held at the Presidential Banquet Center at 4548 Presidential Way in Kettering.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the TWIG pledge of $500,000 to fund toward the pediatric cancer and blood disorders care endowment.  This was created to enhance already family-focused cancer care program connecting patients with multiple resources dealing with care, treatment, education, support groups and more.

Festivities include some reservation only events, but there are a number of events open to the public. For events requiring reservations, please contact Sue Labatzky, jsuelab@sol.vomor (937) 350-7149.

The Presidential Banquet center will be decorated with holiday trimmings, including trees donated by area designers, handcrafted gifts and a Kid’s Holiday Shopping Korner.

Schedule of events:

Friday, November 18(free parking):

Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

  • Gala (reservations only) $100/person
  • Live auction
  • Silent auction
  • Raffles
  • Trees open for bidding
  • Music by 24-7

Saturday, November 19(free admission, free parking):

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Luncheon: 10:30 am (reservations only)$35/person
  • Events open to the public include:
  • Boutique
  • Nutcracker sweets
  • Raffles
  • Live entertainment
  • Trees for bidding
  • Merchants

Sunday, November 20(free admission, free parking):

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Breakfast with Santa: 10:00 am  or 12:00 pm (reservations only)
  • $12.50- adult;$8.50 kids 2-10; $3 kids 2 and under
  • Events open to the public include:
  • Boutique
  • Merchants
  • Raffles
  • Nutcracker sweets
  • Kid’s Holiday Shopping Korner
  • Live entertainment
  • Tree bidding closes at 2 pm 

For more information about the TWIGs (Terrific Women in Giving) and their activities, call the development office at Dayton Children’s at 937-641-3405 or visit

For more information, contact:
Jill Lewis
Phone: 937-641-3666


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