22nd Annual Good Will-Hinckley

Festival of Trees

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2014 SCHEDULE
(event dates and times subject to change)


Saturday
December 6 
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 4:00pm

Winter Craft Fair
9:00am - 3:00pm

Entertainment:
Clogging Commotion
1:00pm

L.C. Bates Museum
Tracks and Trees Tromp
1:00pm
learn more here or call 207-238-4250
Sunday
December 7
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 3:00pm

Santa Visits
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cookie Decorating 
10:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Woodworking
10:00am - 12:00pm

Entertainment
Kennebec Valley Chordsmen
1:00pm
 Monday
December 8
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 4:00pm

School Visits
9:00am - 11:00am
*Please call 207-238-4280 to schedule your school group

Santa Visits
12:00pm - 4:00pm
 Tuesday
December 9
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 4:00pm

Santa Visits

9:00am - 12:00pm
 Wednesday
December 10
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 7:00pm

School Visits
9:00am - 11:00am
*Please call 207-238-4280 to schedule your school group

Santa Visits
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Down Home Dinner
5:00pm - 6:30pm
*Ticket information coming soon!

Entertainment
MeANS Students
Skowhegan Area High School
Concert Choir

7:00pm - 9:00pm
 Thursday
December 11
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 4:00pm

School Visits
9:00am - 11:00am
*Please call 207-238-4280 to schedule your school trip


Santa Visits 
12:00pm-4:00pm
 Friday
December 12
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 7:00pm

Santa Visits
9:00am - 2:00pm

School Visits
12:00pm - 3:00pm
*Please call 207-238-4280 to schedule your school group

Entertainment
Bell Ringers
7:00pm

 Saturday
December 13
Tree Viewing
9:00am - 3:00pm

Santa Visits
TBD

L.C. Bates Museum 
Flora and Fauna of the Season
learn more here or call 207-238-4250
 


FESTIVAL OF TREES
Saturday, December 6 - Saturday, December 13, 2014

Every year thousands of  community members, businesses, schools and group homes visit us to take part in our annual Festival of Trees event.  

We hope you will join us too!

                   2014 Events Not to Miss...             
 Daily Viewing of the Trees:  
Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day between Saturday December 6th and Saturday, December 13th in Prescott Hall on the Hinckley campus.  The Festival stays open into the evening Wednesday, December 10th and Friday, December 12th. 
Admission and entertainment is free to the public.  

In addition to the daily viewings, the Festival will include raffle prizes, a scavenger hunt, Santa letter writing station and even Santa himself.  New this year we will be raffling ten three-foot pre-lit trees decorated in the themes of the Festival participants.  Our L.C. Bates Museum will also be hosting two events during the week(call 207-238-4280 to learn more). 

 2nd Annual Winter Craft Fair:  
On Saturday, December 6th, GWH will host our 2nd Annual Winter Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft fair will include 32 booths rented by local Maine artists and crafters.  The dance group Clogging Commotion also will join us at 1 p.m. as well as Santa.  For more information click here.

 Kids Cookie Decorating/Woodworking Workshop:  
On Sunday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. bring your children to our Kid’s Cookie Decorating/Woodworking Workshop where they can decorate their own cookie or paint their own wooden craft donated by Home Depot.   Free entertainment by The Kennebec Valley Chordsmen starts at 1pm. And Santa will be visiting us too!  

  Down Home Turkey Dinner:  
On Wednesday, December 10th, GWH will host a “Down Home” Turkey Dinner at 5 p.m. featuring local ingredients. Admission to the dinner is $12 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and free for children under 5. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Menu:  All you can eat - Roasted Turkey, Garlic Mashed potatoes, Maple Squash, Buttered Peas, Nana's Old Fashioned Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Rosemary Parmesan Wheat Biscuits, Garden Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Berry Cobbler with Maple Whipped Cream.  

Immediately following dinner, the Skowhegan Area High School Concert Choir and Good-Will Hinckley Students will perform live entertainment at 7 and 7:30 p.m. The entertainment is free and open to the public.  

 
or contact Heather at 207-238-4280
or by email at hhodgkins@gwh.org

 Holiday Bell Concert:  
On Friday, December 13th, Over the River Ringers (formerly Riverside Bell Ringers) will perform free to the public starting at 7 p.m.
Want to Get Involved with the Festival of Trees?  Learn how below...



 
Trees are now full for our 2014 Festival of Trees.  If you are interested in decorating in 2015 please contact Barbara at bgourley@gwh.org
View our 2014 decorators here.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us find sponsors, decorations and volunteer the week of. Come join the fun!
Learn more here.
We invite you to support this community tradition with one of our exciting sponsorship packages. With your donation you not only support a Maine tradition but Maine students.
Learn more here.
 

Questions?  Please call Heather at 207-238-4280 or by email at hhodgkins@gwh.org

2013 Highlights...

 
 Santa visits and has a gift for every child.  Down Home Dinner finished with entertainment by
the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen.
 
 
 Santa letter writing station and scavenger hunt.  A birds eye view of the crowd and trees.

Questions?  Call Heather at 207-238-4280 or by email at hhodgkins@gwh.org


Good Will-Hinckley | PO Box 159 | 16 Prescott Drive | Hinckley, Maine 04944 | 207-238-4000 | GetInvolved@gwh.org