Rockwall County 2016 Helping Hands Festival of Trees
Hope you were able to experience the magic of the 7th annual Rockwall County 2016 Helping Hands Festival of Trees!
The Rockwall County 2016 Helping Hands Festival of Trees opened November 18 & 19 at 10 am sharp with a bevy of Christmas shoppers flooding the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront hotel to kick-off their holiday shopping with touring and purchasing the amazing Christmas trees and wreaths. It was a festive event as the community came together in the spirit of the holiday season for a common cause — the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate of our community.
The annual event benefits Rockwall County Helping Hands – a non-profit agency that helps keep families in crisis in their homes with the utilities on and nutritious food on their tables, and its Health Center offers basic affordable medical care. Highlighting the event were dozens of decorated Christmas trees donated by local businesses and organizations. From elegant to whimsical, the one-of-a-kind trees combined with a visit from Santa Claus created a beautiful holiday setting.
The Boutique of Helping Hands set aside a special area selling the best of donated merchandise at low prices. New this year was a clearance sale on November 20 until Noon.
As always it was free and open to the public 10am-5pm.
The Gala | November 19
From 6pm-11pm folks enjoyed the live and silent auctions, the raffling off of an exquisite item and much more! Helping Hands also collected toys and gift cards so Rockwall children in need would have a good Christmas. Rod Holland Real Estate hosted a superfralacagalistic fantastic “candy bar”! Everyone enjoyed a bag or two of sweets and carmel corn for the road! Many attendees said ” Thanks Rod for making the Rockwall Festival of Trees great again with the sponsored valet and candy bar!”
For forty years, Rockwall County Helping Hands has strived to ensure that no one in Rockwall County goes to bed hungry, without a roof overhead or is deprived of needed medical care. In addition Helping Hands has a financial assistance program, health center, thrift store and food pantry. There are many ways to help them serve our community.
Please visit Rockwall Helping Hands Festival of Trees for more information, or call 972-771-1655.