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The 12th Annual Parade of Trees Auction Joins the Winter Wonderland Celebration at the Shops at Fox Run


Reynolds Market and the Shops at Fox Run are excited to host the 12th Annual Parade of Trees Auction on Saturday November 29th at 4:00PM as part of their Winter Wonderland Celebration.

The Parade of Trees is a unique fundraising opportunity and an anticipated community event where individuals and businesses donate decorated Christmas Trees and wreaths to be auctioned off. All proceeds from the auction will be distributed between the Boys and Girls Club, Family Resource Center and the Sidney High School's Business Professionals of America; together, the organizations are coordinating the familiar fundraiser with new ideas.

The Parade of Trees has traditionally been held in downtown Sidney and the auction has taken place during the Christmas Stroll the day after Thanksgiving. This year, in addition to the change of venue, a limited number of items will be accepted and the decorating time has been moved back.

Unlike previous years, only decorated trees and wreaths will be accepted and there is a limit of 60 items to be auctioned. Entry forms can be picked up at District II Alcohol and Drug or at the Customer Service Desk at Reynolds Market and anyone needing an electrical outlet should contact Libby Berndt at Reynolds to reserve a space, 406-433-2305. Participants are encouraged to have their entry forms submitted to Reynolds Market by November 15th; trees can be set up and wreaths dropped off Saturday the 15th through Tuesday the 25th. The week of November 23rd, Christmas Trees will be on display at Reynolds while the wreaths will be displayed throughout the Shops at Fox Run and the community is invited to preview and bid on the items. There won't be any voting on this year's donations but a silent auction bid sheet will be located with each item; the auction will be held at 4:00 pm in Reynolds and will close out the day's Winter Wonderland Celebration.

Winter Wonderland activities will begin at 11:00 am on the 29th and include pony rides, a children's carnival, non-profit food vendors and horse drawn wagon rides around the grounds. Santa will make his entrance at noon and kids can have their pictures taken with him from 1-3pm at Reynolds.

For more information, please contact BPA Advisor Elaine Stedman at 406-480-5719 or Vicky Parker with the Family Resource Center at 406-433-4097.


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