Silver Bells Luncheon
Thank you to all who supported the Silver Bells Luncheon!
This year's Silver Bells Luncheon was filled with Christmas tradition and holiday cheer - from the decorations, to the music, to the Christmas photo slide show of O'Christmas Trees' board members, staff, and friends.
For only $50, guests had the opportunity to enter a gift drawing for the chance to win one of five prizes. Prizes included a trio of O'Christmas Trees colored glassybaby, a Kate Spade handbag, a Saint Laurent clutch, a 2014 Holiday Collection Pandora Bracelet, and a 2015 O'Christmas Trees All Access pass with two passes to all 2015 events and an overnight at The Westin.
The morning started off with guests eager to get in the ballroom and view the 14 beautifully designer decorated Christmas Trees, including a "Forest Wonderland" themed tree featuring cute woodland creatures and beautiful winter foliage. Designed by Chad Burnworth, this tree got the most votes and won People's Choice. As people caught up with friends and listened to Christmas carols, many crossed off some holiday shopping at the glassybaby pop-up shop in the lobby. All glassybaby colors were available for sale, including the special O'Christmas Trees trio of colors, and 10% of all glassybaby sales benefited Providence Senior and Community Services.
Emcee, Joyce Taylor, welcomed guests and introduced Co-chair Diane Sabey to kick off the program. Diane talked about carrying on the mission of the Sisters of Providence and what it means to her and her family, and highlighted the 30th Anniversary of O'Christmas Trees and the past, present, and future of the O'Christmas Trees family that would be portrayed in the fashion show.
Banana Republic provided clothing for most of the models in the fashion show, and Ben Bridge provided special jewelry to highlight the models' looks. As the lights dimmed, Providence beneficiaries representing the "past" graced the runway. The Drifters version of "White Christmas" transitioned the show to the "present" segment, where O'Christmas Trees board members, event chairs, and major sponsors, including Denali Advanced Integration and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, walked the catwalk. Finally, representing the "future" of Providence O'Christmas Trees, children of board members and other friends of O'Christmas Trees wowed the audience with their struts and spins. A fashion show not to be forgotten!
After the Fashion Show, O'Christmas Trees 30th Anniversary Honorary Chair, Duell Fisher, told a moving story about his mother, who lived at Providence Mount St. Vincent, and asked guests to support the ministries of Providence Senior and Community Services.
Thank you, again, to everyone who attended the Silver Bells Luncheon. Please save the date for next year - Tuesday, December 1st, 2015.
Proceeds from Providence O’Christmas Trees’ Silver Bells Luncheon benefit Providence Senior and Community Services, supporting those in need through healthcare, housing and hospice.
Want to participate in the 2015 Silver Bells Luncheon? Contact Jessica Fletcher at 206.938.1998.
To view 2015 sponsorship opportunities for this event click here.