Buy the forest for emergency needsThe third annual Fitger’s Holiday Forest, gets underway Thursday and runs through the weekend.
The third annual Fitger’s Holiday Forest, gets underway Thursday and runs through the weekend.
The goal of the event is to raise $10,000 for the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The Fitger’s Holiday Forest is a silent auction-style fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the fund for local disaster relief. The three-day event kicks off with a very special reception where Santa lights the trees. The public is welcome to come visit with Santa, explore the forest and enjoy treats from the Holiday Forest’s generous sponsors- Fitger’s Wine Cellars, Cookie Temptations, and the Whole Foods Co-Op.
“We have over 40 trees ready for Santa to light on Thursday evening- our biggest event ever!”, said Charlene Johnson, Fitger’s Holiday forester.
The Holiday Forest Light Reception runs 5:30-7 p.m. at the Fitger’s Holiday Forest Headquarters, 600 E. Superior St., Duluth.
The forest opens for bidding and “Buy-It-Now” Thursday evening, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday when bidding closes.
The program goal this year is to raise $3,800, for a three-year total of $10,000.
“When we heard about the idea, we thought it was a perfect a compliment to Fitger’s and all of our holiday activities,” Tami Tanski-Sherman, Fitger’s mall manager said. Fitger’s is hoping to make this one of the biggest fundraisers for the Northland American Red Cross, because, Tanski-Sherman says “we’ve seen the great things that they do to help our communities and neighbors during their darkest hour.”
For information, contact the Fitger’s Holiday Forester at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/fitgersholidayforest.