News Release

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Contact: For Immediate Release Ridgely Ingersoll (757) 668-9087

Holly Festival of Trees Benefits CHKD

November 19-20 at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk

(Norfolk, VA) Dozens of creatively decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread creations will be on display and for sale at the 22nd Annual Holly Festival of Trees November 19-20 at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk. The event is organized by the Norfolk City Union of The King's Daughters to benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Proceeds will support CHKD's nursing scholarship and child abuse programs. Local volunteers, who donate their time and resources to help the hospital, decorate the trees. Motifs run from the traditional to the fanciful and are carried through from the ornaments to the wonderful array of goodies tucked under each tree. In the past, trees have come with such benefits as travel packages, boats, furniture, jewelry, toys and sporting goods. Holly Festival events will include: ·Luncheon and Fashion Show, Friday, November 19, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Featuring festival holiday fashions, a sneak preview of the auction trees, wreaths and gingerbread creations (with a special "Buy-it-Now" option) and door prizes. Ticket are $35 per person. · Gala Auction, Friday, November 19, 7-11 p.m. A festive black-tie affair with a "champagne elegance" theme, hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants, drinks and musical entertainment by JuJu and After Hours. Tickets are $75 per person. · Lunch with Santa, Saturday, November 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire truck to have lunch and photos taken with good boys and girls. Crafts and games will also be offered. Tickets are $12 per person. Children under age 2 get in free. Please call (757) 668-7098 to purchase tickets for the Holly events. ---end---