It should commemorate this momentous occasion in grand style! A wealth of gratitude goes out to
the 800 volunteers of Friends of Hospice, whose generous time and devotion make the Festival of Trees possible.
The Festival kicks off with a very exciting start on Friday, October 29th with the ever popular fashion show.
A Fashion Jubilee honors the landmark 25th anniversary with an evening of elegance beginning at 5:30 pm in
The Crystal Room of the Tidewater Inn. Libations, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and an impressive array of fashion
On Friday, November 5th, Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag features distinguished handbags donated by well-known
people in live and silent auctions! Festivities, including dinner, begin at 5:30 pm at The Talbot Country Club.
Enjoy the best of Eastern Shore dining as The Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels hosts the popular Talbot
Hospice Night on Tuesday, November 16th from 5 pm to closing. Call your friends and reserve a table for this
celebratory sell-out event! 410-745-2900
On Friday, November 26th at 10 am, after your Thanksgiving dinner, get some exercise at The YMCA with the
Run/Walk for Hospice, a 10K Run or 5K Fun Run/Walk. All ages are encouraged to get into the action. Call
the YMCA, 410-822-0566 for specifics.
Later that evening, the elegant Preview Gala in The Gold Ballroom at The Tidewater Inn will ring in the
holiday spirit among beautifully decorated trees. Featuring light fare, libations and an auction, this Talbot County
classic event provides the very first glimpse of holiday items with an opportunity to purchase. From 6 to 8 pm.
View the stunning Christmas Trees in The Tidewater Inn’s Gold Ballroom the next morning at 10 am on
Saturday, November 27th and visit by The Christmas Elves Shop, to start your holiday shopping. Both are open
through November 30th. Children can have fun with crafts, trains, food, games and Santa at The Waterfowl
Building, on Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm with the Candy Cane Lane event.
The not-to-be-missed legendary Homes Tour on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, features distinctive,
magnificently decorated homes which will inspire holiday creativity! This self-guided tour takes visitors into private
Talbot County homes decked out for the holidays. (See page 10)
Mothers and Sons of all ages will enjoy a memorable evening with the Mother Son Dance at The Historical
Society Auditorium on Satuday, November 27th. Daddies and daughters can kick up their heels to the music
of the Joe Martone Trio at the Daddy Daughter Dance at The Elks Lodge. Both events offer two dance times,
5 to 7 pm or 8 to 10 pm. Refreshments and photos will be available.
Holiday Bingo at The Easton Volunteer Fire Department will provide an afternoon of fun and games for
all ages from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, November 28th. Cash, prizes and a jackpot make this a favorite event!
Westphal Jewelers of Easton designed and donated an exquisite 14 kt Yellow Gold Necklace valued at $4,500.
Tickets are $100 (only 100 available). The lucky ticket will be drawn on November 30th at 6 pm.
The special Silver Anniversary of the Festival of Trees, A Celebration, Remembering 25 Years, has something
for everyone in your family. Mark your calendars, call your friends and get ready for a celebration! For additional
information, call 410-819-FEST or visit www.talbothospice.org.
The 25th Annual Festival of Trees
November 27 through 30, 2010
Preview Gala November 26
I want to support
the Festival of Trees
City: ______________________ State: ____ Zip: _________
Day Phone: _________________ Evening: _________________
Name or business as you would like it listed in the Festival program:
Please return this form with your check to:
Friends of Hospice, P. O. Box 2052, Easton, Maryland 21601
Festival Angel . . . . . $5,000 and above Special Elf. . . . . . . . . $500
Festival Star. . . . . . . $2,500 Decorated Table. . . . $300
Festival Santa . . . . . $1,000 Decorated Mantle . . $300
Preview Party ($75pp). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # attending_______
Daddy Daughter Dance ($30/$10) . . # attending 5:00-7:00 pm_______
Daddy Daughter Dance ($30/$10) # attending 8:00-10:00 pm_______
Mother Son Dance ($30/$10) . . . . . . # attending 5:00-7:00 pm_______
Mother Son Dance ($30/$10) . . . . . # attending 8:00-10:00 pm_______
Homes Tour ($30pp) for orders received by Nov. 20. # Saturday_______
Homes Tour ($30pp) for orders received by Nov. 20. . # Sunday_______
Holiday Bingo ($20pp). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # attending_______
Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag ($50pp). . . . . . . . . . . # attending_______
Westphal Jewelry Ra_e ($100) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # tickets_______
Fashion Show ($75pp) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # attending_______
Poinsettias at $25 each; Number of plants _________
(Orders must be received by November 5).
List my plants in memory of:
I wish to donate my plant/s to Talbot Hospice House.
TOTAL ENCLOSED: $ ________
Festival of Trees event infromation sourced from http://www.talbothospice.org/friends_of_hospice.html
and the Talbot Hospice Foundation newsletter. http://www.talbothospice.org/documents/THF-1630-Fall2010NLLoRes_000.pdf