The holiday season is all about giving, and locals can give back to the Turning Point on Dec. 6 for its annual ‘Parade of Trees’ fundraiser. The event is back after last year’s hiatus.
“Turning Point is such a great cause for the community and the county,” said office manager and advocate Kimberly Anderson. “It helps with housing individuals who have been in domestic violence situations. We provide them with food, clothes, gas money and meeting the needs of the children. All the money from fundraisers like this one goes to the victims, and every little bit helps.”
The annual Parade of Trees is on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
“People wanted the Parade of Trees back,” Anderson said. “They really missed this event, and we’ll continue to do it as a fundraiser if people open their homes.”
Event attendees will visit several area homes to view their decorated Christmas trees, then conclude the event at the Best Western for refreshments and raffle drawings.
Event tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Turning Point, First Bank, Neilson’s Furniture, Hometown Floral, and Crafter’s Cottage at the Triangle Cabin.
In addition, raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or 5 for $20.
“After visiting all the houses, you’ll take your ticket to Best Western and be entered for a door prize,” Anderson said. “You must be present to win the door prizes, but you don’t have to be there to win the raffle prizes.”
At the Best Western, Parade of Trees attendees will enjoy hot chocolate, cider, cookies and drawings for raffle and door prizes.
Anderson said Turning Point will start drawing for the raffle prizes at 8:30 p.m. at Best Western.
The Turning Point has procured a variety of raffle prizes to help support the fundraiser, including a Christmas tree skirt, Wyoming Cowboy basketball tickets, tickets to a Kelly Clarkson concert with a stay in Salt Lake City, a massage, photo session, auto detailing, and a decorated Christmas tree with gift certificates from businesses around town. The tree was decorated by the Xi Alpha Tau sorority and will be on display at Neilson’s.
For more information about the Parade of Trees or the resources offered by the Turning Point, contact Anderson or Executive Director Kiley Taggart.