Garden Club applauds 2018 Festival of Trees supporters

Kids by the shack at Festival of Trees. Photo by Karen Vatne.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Garden Club would like to thank the civic minded sponsors and guests who made the 26th annual Festival of Trees a huge success. If you missed the event on the Friday before Thanksgiving, you can still view the trees and trimmings through Jan. 4 at the Great Hall, 100 River St. in Springfield. The sponsor names can be viewed on the wall near the stage.

The club appreciates the following local businesses who each decorated a tree: Claremont Savings Bank, Cuppity Kakes, Gallery at the VAULT, Great Hall Craftmakers, HB Energy Solutions, Kelley Sales & Service, ODP Job & Transitions Program, Springfield Medical Care Systems, Springfield on the Move, Tina’s Hallmark, town of Springfield, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, and Von Bargen’s Jewelry. This year’s tree winner was HB Energy Solutions.

Evergreen table. Photo by Karen Vatne.

The Garden Club is grateful to the members and spouses who made the event possible as well as Ted Foster, 100 River St. building manager, who always provides enthusiastic assistance. Thank you to artist Dan O’Donnell for designing the invitation again this year. The club would also like to thank Black Rock Steakhouse for the delicious appetizers and cheerful service as well as the club members who donated and served some of their favorite appetizers.

A special thank you goes out to Meredith Kelley and Courtney Lihatsh who helped create the outdoor Nature Tree along with students from Union Street and Elm Hill schools as well as Girl Scout Troop #51308.

One hundred percent of all proceeds go back to serve the community in the form of civic beautification, scholarships, and other programs. The club would like to acknowledge the following list of supporters who gave a personal or corporate donation, raffle item, or silent auction gift. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all.


Appetizers provided by members of the Springfield Garden Club and Black Rock Steakhouse. Photo by Karen Vatne.

Thank you to sponsors and supporters: 106 Deli, 371 Family Pizza, Advance Auto Parts, Alaura’s New Nails, All Seasons Construction, Allan and Jean Swanson, Anita and Chris Carlson-Allen, Artisan Surfaces, Barbara Riotte, Barbara Sanderson, Bibens Ace Hardware, Black River Produce, Black River Quick Stop, Black Rock Steakhouse, Bob O’Brien, Boccaccio’s, Bradley Jackson, Byam Control & Measurement, Cabot Creamery, Canvas Works, Carolyn and Rich Lane, Chester Hardware, Christopher Fauver, Claremont Cycle Shop, Country Treasures, Christina Cobb Advanced Skincare, Crown Point Country Club, Crow’s Bakery, Cuppity Kakes, David, Courtney and Sophia Lihatsh, Davis Memorial Chapel, Denver Bryan Images, Diane Kemble, Drew’s Organics, Dunkin’ Donuts, Edgar May Recreation Center, Elizabeth Clapperton, Elizabeth Manafort, Ellen Pinter and Tony Petrillo, Erin Hunter, FW Webb, Family of Goldie May, Fat Toad Farm, Ferguson Farm Maple Syrup, Free Range Restaurant, Fullerton Inn, Gallery at the VAULT, Gerald Mittica, Hannaford Supermarkets, Harriet and Lyle Wood, Hartness House Inn, HB Energy Solutions, Heritage Deli, Images Hairstyling Salon, Image Tek Manufacturing, Inn at Weathersfield, Inn Victoria, Jake’s Irving, James and Carroll Veltrop, Kelley Sales & Service, Lawrence & Wheeler, Lisai’s Chester Market, MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub, Margery Collins, Mary Perry, Mascoma Savings Bank, McDonalds, Mitch’s Maples, Nancy Sinclair, Neil and Pat Martin, Nortrax, Okemo Mountain Resort, Parker and Ankuda, Penguin Gas, Peter and Bonny Andrews, Phillip Larkin, Phoenix Books Misty Valley, Randy Adams, RB Erskine, Sage Jewelry, Salon 2000, Sharon’s On The Common, Shaws, Sheri’s Place, Sherwin Williams, Six Loose Ladies, Smokeshire Design, SNAP Fitness, Southern Pie Company, Springfield Buick/GMC, Springfield Cinemas 3, Springfield Food Co-op, Springfield Housing Authority, Springfield Paving, Springfield Pharmacy, Springfield Reporter, Springfield Royal Diner, Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern, Sunshine Acres Nursery, The Copper Fox, The Framery of Vermont, Tina’s Hallmark, Trout River Brewery, Tsuga Studio, Up Your Alley, Upscale Resale, Vermont Country Store, Vermont Packing House, Vermont Telephone Co., Victoria Spater, Von Bargen’s Jewelry, Walmart, Wellwood Orchard, William and Leigh Dakin, Willow Farm Pet Services, Woodbury Florist, Woods Cider Mill, Wyman Agency, and Young’s Furniture & Appliance.

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