Tickets On Sale For Festival of Trees

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SALLY HOGARTY
Models show off glamorous holiday gowns from Helen Lyall at last year’s Festival of Trees.

    On November 15, the Orinda Woman’s Club (OWC) will host the 32nd annual Festival of Trees at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel (2600 Bishop Drive). Guests will enjoy a festive luncheon and a fashion show featuring designer clothing from Helen Lyall and emceed by Dan Ashley of Channel 7 News. The event will also include a silent auction, with a wide variety of premium items up for bid, including three beautiful quilts by Liz Piatt, a signed football by Steve Young with authenticity certificate, a round of golf at the Contra Costa Country Club, and two one-night certificates (that can be used on the same weekend) at the Hotel Griffon in San Francisco. OWC will also raffle off beautifully decorated gift baskets, wreaths and table-top trees, and will offer up two special destination raffles with the chance to win two nights at the Claremont Hotel and Spa or two nights at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a $200 dining
credit.
    The Orinda Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization that provides help for women and children in need and the Festival of Trees is its biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the event will benefit the Contra Costa Crisis Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Contra Costa (NAMICC). For more information on the Festival of Trees, call Betty Brotherton at 925 963-6356 or to buy tickets, go to http://www.orindawomansclub.org/news.

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