Festival of Trees is the
name given to the charity drive that we hold in conjunction with our
Country Christmas Festival to raise money for some local charity. This
years charity is through Alaska Airlines Charity Flights. (We try to
chose one of the companies that spend the majority of their proceeds on
those to be serviced, not the administration. But 100% of what is
earned at the Festival of Trees with be donated by Pyrah's.) (If you
have charity ideas for future events please feel free to suggest one.)
The general outline of the event is as follows:
Sponsors sign up (either companies, individuals, neighborhood
groups, etc. could be anyone really) who agree to produce and cover
costs associated with obtaining and decorating a Christmas tree or
wreath Designers are engaged in the decorating/designing of the
trees. Often elaborate theming, gift certificate attachment, or other
creative additions are employed. Sometimes clubs, schools or other
organizations participate as well as professional designers. The day before A Country Christmas event trees and wreaths are set up for display in the building.
The building is opened to the general public at the Country
Christmas Event. The public will be able to bid on the trees and
wreaths up until 8:00 when bidding will be closed.
Tree and Wreath Policies and Procedures 2013 Registering
Your Tree/Wreath ·
Registration forms/packets may be
requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Your space will be guaranteed only if
your registration is received by Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm by December 18th,
Upon receipt of your registration, you
will receive an email confirmation.
If you do not receive a confirmation please call: Janet Dinwiddie
907-351-4731 or email: email@example.com
If for any reason you find you are
unable to fulfill this commitment after you have submitted your registration
and have received your confirmation please notify us so all spaces can be
To Remember When Decorating Your Tree/Wreath
Use artificial trees/wreaths within size/category parameters.
All trees must be entered with tree stand included.
Trees 4 Ft. and taller will be
displayed on the floor, and decorations may not exceed the diameter of the
trees. Any additional decorations
or objects that are not affixed to the trees must be displayed underneath the
Trees under 4 Ft. will be displayed on
tabletops. Any additional
decorations or objects must be limited to within a 6 inch diameter of the
Be sure lights are new and wired onto
tree. For safety, use lights with
a UL listing. Do not overload your
tree with lights. This is a fire
safety issue. Please bring an
extension cord (6-9 Ft.) that will be sold with the tree.
If using a pre-lit tree, do
not add additional lights.
Attach any replacement bulbs and fuses
to your tree skirt.
a tree skirt.
Attractive tree skirts and a few accessories below the tree help the
tree to sell. If you use batting
as your tree skirt, fire retardant batting must be used. ·
Decorations must be non-flammable
Decorations must be firmly affixed to
items on, under, or around the tree, will be sold with the tree. All trees and accessories become the
property of The Festival of Trees upon completion and will be priced and sold
Following Will NOT Be Accepted at the Festival Of Trees ·
Trees featuring alcohol, tobacco, or
adult content material.
Water ornaments, globes or other water
Day, Friday, December 20, 2013 ·
Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm will open at
2 PM to begin decorating
First thing: check in at the
registration table to review your submission and receive other
information. Your tree MUST be
completed by 7 p.m. unless arrangements have been made.
for your tax purposes. If you intend to claim a federal charitable tax deduction,
you will need to keep your receipts associated with your donation.
On decorating day you will be asked
for your itemized expense list to help determine the market value of your tree
and to set a suggested opening bid.
(This form is included with your packet). ·
scissors, florist wire, wire cutters, step stool, glue gun, pliers, drills,
screwdrivers, ladders, clean up tools, etc. Please label all of your supplies. ·
Due to security and safety issues, we
recommend children be left at home during the decorating process.
At check out on decorating day, upon
completion of your tree, you will receive one (1) complementary ticket to A
Country Christmas Festival
completion, all trees become the property of Festival of Trees**