Media Release: Ring in the holidays with the 45th annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees

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Proceeds from event to benefit The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton

Ring in the holidays with the 45th annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees

11-05-2012 (Dayton, OH) -

The TWIGS, the auxiliary of Dayton Children’s, are ready to celebrate their 45th annual holiday event, the Sugarplum Festival of Trees on November 16 to 18. 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 the pediatric cancer and blood disorders care endowment. The endowment was created to enhance an already family-focused cancer care program connecting patients with multiple resources dealing with care, treatment, education, support groups and much more.

Festivities include some reservation only events, but there a number of events on Saturday and Sunday that are free and open to the public. For events requiring reservations, please contact Dayton Children’s Development Office at 937-641-3405 or visit the website  See our NEW online registration to sign for reserved events.

Schedule of events:

Friday, November 16 (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

Saturday, November 17 (free admission, free parking)

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

  •  Luncheon: 10:30 am (reservations only) $35/person

Events open to the public include:

  • Boutique
  • Nutcracker Sweets Bake Shop
  • Raffles
  • Decorated Trees for bidding
  • Merchants
  • Kid’s Holiday Shopping Korner

Sunday, November 18 (free admission, free parking)

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Brunch with Santa: 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm (reservations only)
  • $14 for adults, $10 for children (2 – 10 years), $3 for children under 2 years

Events open to the public include:

  • Boutique
  • Nutcracker Sweets Bake Shop
  • Merchants
  • Raffles
  • Kid’s Holiday Shopping Korner
  • Decorated Trees for bidding

Tree bidding closes at 3:00 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

Related information:

For more information, contact:
Grace Rodney
Marketing Communications Specialist
Phone: 937-641-3666


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