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Festival of trees kicks off with children’s fashion show
Fundraiser auctions decorated trees to benefit symphonic music
Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013
by Staff Reports

The Symphony Guild of Charlotte will kick off its third annual Festival of Trees holiday fundraiser (Nov. 16–Dec. 8) with Breakfast at Nordstrom – A Holiday Children’s Fashion Show at SouthPark Mall on Nov 16. The show, featuring styles for women and children, begins at 8:30 a.m. in the children’s department.

Festival of Trees is a real-time and online silent auction of tabletop artificial trees exquisitely decorated by renowned interior, floral and landscape designers, businesses, retailers, nonprofits and community organizations. 

“Festival of Trees has become a holiday tradition for the community,” said Sallie Moody, president, The Symphony Guild of Charlotte. “The fashion show adds another element of fun and excitement to celebrate the season.”

The 13 trees will be on display for bidding in the luxury wing of SouthPark Mall outside of Nordstrom Nov. 16-Dec 3. Then, the trees will relocate to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Dec 5-8. They will also be on display for bidding prior to and during the Charlotte Symphony Pops Series performances of “Magic of Christmas.”

Bidders also can vie for the trees online via the Symphony Guild’s website at www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org starting Nov 16. Winners will be announced Dec. 8.

Proceeds from both the fashion show and Festival of Trees benefit the Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras) and youth music education.


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