SPRINGFIELD – The premier party for the Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s 15th annual Festival of Trees will take place Sunday, Nov. 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Tower Square, located on the second floor of Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield. The event gives the Springfield Boys & Girls Club the opportunity to thank the sponsors, in-kind donors and volunteers who make the Festival of Trees such a successful event. This party is closed to the general public.

The Festival of Trees’ official grand opening to the general public will take place in conjunction with the Parade of Big Balloons on Friday, Nov. 27. This year’s Festival of Trees will run through Dec.13. Trees donated and decorated by businesses, civic and social organizations, schools, hospitals, families and individuals are raffled off at the conclusion of the event. On opening day, Nov. 27, the Festival will open at a earlier time – 10 a.m. Visitors can buy raffle tickets for chances to win the trees, which are valued at hundreds of dollars. Some of the trees include gift certificates and a variety of prizes. All trees will be raffled off at the Festival’s conclusion on Sunday, Dec. 13. One winning ticket will be drawn for each tree. The winner may take the beautifully decorated tree home as well as all of the tree’s trimmings and prizes. All proceeds from the event help the Springfield Boys & Girls Club continue its 124 years of charitable work by providing children in the community with hope, opportunity, and a safe place to learn and grow.

Hours for the Festival of Trees are Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3p.m.; Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5; the cost for seniors is $4, and children 12 and under are free. Validated parking in the Tower Square garage is available with admission. For more information about the Festival of Trees, visit www.sbgc.org/festival-of-trees or call (413) 785-5266.

About the Springfield Boys & Girls Club
The Springfield Boys & Girls Club provides, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, enable and support all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, respectful citizens and leaders. The Club provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.

For more information about the Festival of Trees contact Bevin Peters at (413) 785-5266 or peters@sbgc.org.

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