More than 25 holiday trees decorated by local non-profits will be on display from Thursday, November 16 through Friday December 8 at the 12 Tribes Casino.
Conconully and Omak Chambers of Commerce are partnering with 12 Tribes Casino for the inaugural Chamber Festival of Trees for Non-Profits.
100% of the winning bid for each tree will go to the non-profit that enters it. In addition, each participating group will share in the ticket proceeds of the Gala Cocktail.
From Thursday November 16 through Friday December 8, all trees will be on silent auction. Friday evening at the Gala Cocktail in the Evolution Lounge at the casino, all trees will then be placed on live auction and event attendees will have the opportunity to bid. Tickets to the Gala are $20, $15 of which will be divided among participating tree entrants.
"In addition to adding a new fun community event, we wanted to give local non-profits an opportunity for fundraising without creating their own separate event," said Omak Chamber of Commerce President Maria Lassila. "The Gala Cocktail is the night before the Christmas on Main & Twilight Parade, as we want to encourage folks to make a weekend out of it."
12 Tribes Casino is offering special room rates for attendees. Contact the 12 Tribes PAC desk to reserve.
Both Omak and Okanogan Chambers will be entering trees decorated with gift certificates from their members.
Contact Maria Lassila at OmakChamber@gmail.com or 509 557 5248 to donate to Omak Chamber tree. Contact Roxanne Best at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate to Okanogan Chamber tree.
Deadline for gift certificate donations is Tuesday, October 10, for inclusion in printed booklet of all trees and donors that will be distributed.