The BVRMC Auxiliary's 9th Annual Festival of Trees is this weekend at the Knights of Columbus Hall, with a wide range of entertainers contributing their skills.
The Friday evening Gala will start at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment and hearty hors d'oeuves. Contact Deb Lenhart at 732-1461 for reservations and tickets.
Musical acts performing include vocalists Umberto Diaz, Kelsey Heim and Kelsey Meacham, as well as Nick Nystrom and Jakob Bostad of the local band Bound to Be.
Buena Vista University student Scott Murphy will serve as emcee.
The Festival continues on Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the KC Hall, with no admission charge.
* 9 a.m. - Rex Wittrock and the Cullen Clan
* 10 a.m. - Trio Genecira
* 10:30 - Donadee Nicholson piano students
* 11 - Geneve Brungardt piano/vocal students
* 1 p.m. - Gwynn Gerlach piano students
* 1:30 - LDS Choir
* 2 p.m. - Jeanette Hinkeldey piano students
* 2:30 - Music by Dr. David Klee (CD)
* 3:30 - The Nicholson Family
Santa will be on hand for the little ones, and the young at heart, a Children's Craft Corner and Petting Zoo will be highlights for the small ones as well. Visitors may shop the Crafters Marketplace throughout the day, bid on Silent Auction items, stock the pantry from the Bake Sale, view beautiful quilts on display or enjoy tasty Sweet Shop treats.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this Christmas while you view trees and wreaths decorated and donated from area businesses for the raffle.
Six foot trees are from Bomgaars, Fareway, Hoffman's Flower and Hy-Vee in Storm Lake. Three foot trees are from Buena Vista Stationary and Printing, Sugar Bowl and the BVRMC Auxiliary Gift Shop in Storm Lake and from the Village Boutique in Aurelia. Wreaths are from Bittersweet in Aurelia, Wel-Life in Alta, B&K Mercantile and the Peach Blossom in Storm Lake. You these at the business sites before hand, or at the Festival of Trees Event.
Funds are being raised to purchase a video colonoscope for BVRMC to aid in early detection and treatment of colon cancer.