Festival of Trees Gala & Silent Auction 2012 - Making a Difference!
Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
Milpitas, United States
The Gala will delight and inspire you with its gorgeous trees, beautiful wreaths, dazzling gift baskets and extravagant silent auction packages. You're sure to find that special gift for someone on your list!
Auction winners will be able to take their trees home that night for their customers or family to enjoy through the season or donate them to a charity of their choice. Tree delivery is available the day after the Gala courtesy of Ace Relocation Systems.
All auction donations are tax deductible and go directly to The MilpitasParks and Recreation Foundation Grant and Scholarship fund which benefits children and families in our community. This year’s event promises to be our most spectacular yet!
Silent Auction bidding begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7:45pm.
Chance drawings throughout the evening.
Must be present to win.
Please pre-register. The Gala is for adults, 21 and over.
Grand Fir Sponsor
Douglas Fir Sponsors
Republic Waste Services
The Great Mall
Debbie Rossetto, Legacy Real Estate
Milpitas Police Officer's Association
Milpitas Firefighters Local 1699 A.I.F. F.
KeyPoint Credit Union
The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation / Dr. Larry Napalitano
White Fir Sponsors
Dr. Larry Napalitano
Pacific Tire Outlet
Golden Hills Art Association
South Bay Honda
Gift Basket Sponsors
Walter R. Kosich, D.D.S.
Spring Valley Golf Course
Crescent Montessori School
Great Jump Sports
Contributors / In-Kind Donations
The Great Mall Means More
Big Dog Winery
Casa Azteca Restaurant
Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music
El Torito Restaurant
Giorgio's Italian Food and Pizzeria
Great Jump Sports
Hobee's California Restaurant
Hooters of Campbell
Mission Soaring Center
NuStar Heating and Metal Supply
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
Red Lobster Restaurant
Summitpoint Golf Club
Winchester Mystery House
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer may have been kept from playing and having fun by his reindeer friends, but you won’t if you bid and win this fun tree! Sponsored by Republic Waste Services, this lively tree features reindeer ornaments prancing around soft gold and green accent ribbons, bows and crisp red and green bulbs. Look below this decorative tree to find some of the most playful gifts at the Gala! Get your minds going first at the table with classic games like Jenga and classic game Connect 4. Then, take your “play” outdoors with a Tee Time of your choice at Summit Pointe Golf Course or a beautiful trail ride on horseback offered by Milpitas ’ own Chaparral Ranch. All this fun will build up an appetite, so end the fun with dinner with certificates at Giorgio’s and dessert by Edible Arrangements!
This whimsical tree sponsored by the Great Mall will certainly sparkle and brighten up any home or office. The Great Mall means more stores, more brands, more value and more enjoyable shopping. Take a close look at the fun, glittery ornaments hung on the tree as your presents beneath are the same – shoes! Valuable gifts cards of $300 to Off Broadway Shoes and $100 to any store in the Great Mall will make the winning bidder and this tree package a winning “pair!” Make your holiday shopping easy and fun when you bid on this gift-giving tree!
The Holiday ’s from a Childs-eye is brought to life through this fun tree!
The Milpitas Firefighters Local 1699 want to make sure children everywhere have a gift this Holiday Season! This popular tree returns, hosting branches of inspired ornaments and fun family inspired trinkets and everything you’d find inside Kris Kringle’s toy bag! Bidding for this tree helps families through the Milpitas Parks & Recreation Foundation. The Milpitas Firefighters Toy wish for the winning bidder is to donate this tree and toys to the Family Giving Tree’s Holiday Wish Program to be given to a local family in need.
Bid and give back to your Community!
Let it Snow!
Our Milpitas weather may not bring us snow, but this beauty of a tree will delight its winning bidder with all the gifts to keep you busy on a cold, winter’s day! Debbie Rossetto of Legacy Real Estate & Associates proudly presents this traditional holiday tree adorned with red flowing ribbon and icy snow kissed ornaments. Twinkling white lights top indoor excitement for the whole family at Planet Granite, Great Jump, Karting and much more! After you’ve played the day away, eat dinner at El Torito or breakfast at Hobee’s Restaurant to refuel for more. This tree and all its goodies are ready to go home with you now!
It's a Wonderful Life
You’ll feel like you’ve “lassoed the moon” by winning this tree! Sponsored by the Milpitas Police Officer Association this classic tree offers special gifts that will keep you and your family feeling “wonderful” as you go into the New Year. Start off the Holidays with your new retro turntable to play your favorite seasonal tunes. Then take a minute and watch this tree’s namesake holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” while you sip a hot toddy from your very own bottle of Baileys! When you’re ready to venture out you’ll have piece of mind about your safe travels with gift certificates from Milpitas Garage, Flash Mobile and your very own Workpro and Powerbox! Special to this tree is an opportunity to have lunch with the new Chief of Police, Steve Pangelinan! The Milpitas Police Officers Association is proud to support an event whose proceeds help families in Milpitas. As George Bailey would say, “we can all use a little help!” So, start the bid and make a difference in someone’s life this holiday season!
Silver and Gold
The coziest tree here tonight! Enjoy the shimmering beauty of this Silver and Gold decorated tree while sipping delicious treats from the comfort of your own home. Settle in under your soft fleece throws with a rich Mocha made on your very own Keurig brewing system. If the logs you find under the tree don’t keep you warm, make some hot chocolate with marshmallows – all courtesy of tree sponsor Walmart!
Babes in Toyland
Returning this year is a tree offered by the children of Cresent Montessori! Ornaments filled with child-like fun nestled alongside candy cane garland are ready to go with you and bring joy to your friends and family. And with this tree, the presents may be as great as the tree itself! If you like watching colorful classics, wait until you get to watch them on your new 36”Flat Panel TV! Add a Blue Ray player and set of movies to your winning prize and you’ll find yourself giggling like a kid again!
All Things Sporting
If outdoor sports is your “thing” than this is your tree! Beyond the whimsical sport themed basketball ornaments surrounded by hints of Christmas red and white on this fun tree, sponsored by Sports Authority, there lays everything you need to get a game going. Gear Bags, Soccer, Football and Baseballs are hugged by water bottles, grease and score pads. And that's not all - don’t miss the autographed photos of our local Golden State Warriors. Whether you are a coach or a player, the gifts beneath this tree are just waiting to be used!
The person who bids the highest and gets this amazing tree and gift packages is sure to be the Winner of the night!
The MilpitasParks and Recreation Foundation is pleased to have you at their 5th Annual Festival of Trees Gala event. In celebration of this anniversary event they have created with sponsor Dr. Napalitano, another fabulous tree with sparkling presents beneath! The glittering of their holiday Red and Gold decorations is accented by streaming ribbon woven in and out between delicate white doves. Place the winning bid on this tree and whisk yourself away on an exciting Silverado weekend. Take the wine donated by Milpitas ’ own Big Dog Winery with you and celebrate when you arrive! And don’t forget the dinner package to Black Angus also beneath the tree. A special meal to kick off or end what will be a winning weekend getaway. Bid now!
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The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation
The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of Milpitas residents and business owners who share a sincere interest in the betterment of the community. Donations for this event are tax deductible and support The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation Grant and Scholarship Fund for residents participating in Milpitas sports, arts, music and educational programs. For more information on how you may donate, become a sponsor or volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.