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"Bubbles & Baubles"- 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Auction
"Bubbles & Baubles"- 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Auction

Generosity and grandeur are combined in Bubbles and Baubles the 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Auction– set to kick off Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Visalia Convention Center. 

Hosted by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, the Christmas Tree Auction has become a legacy in Visalia as local non-profits have used this black tie celebration to advance their mission through the donations they receive from the event.  More than four million dollars has been raised for local charities in the last 31 years and we look forward to kicking off the 2012 holiday season in a spirit of tremendous giving. Last year’s event brought in nearly $300,000 in donations, underscoring the significance of this annual event and its impact on the budgets of local non-profit organizations.

While the focus will continue to be on the trees and the charities, we will once again include a fully-catered, sit-down dinner as part of the “VIP Experience” (5:30 – 11:30 pm) as well as the live tree auction, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and wine tasting.  Pricing has been reduced across the board this year: $125 for the VIP ticket; $60 for general admission (8 – 11:30 pm; includes dancing, hors d’ouevres, and wine).

Volunteers are preparing to decorate more than 16 live Christmas trees to be auctioned off for the benefit of the following local charities:

Assistance League of Visalia

Battered Women’s Shelter/Family Services

CLIPArts Christ Lutheran Academy for the Performing Arts

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Tulare County

El Diamante High School

Enchanted Evening

Golden State Family Services

Habitat for Humanity of Tulare County

Hospice of Tulare County Foundation

Jeff Barnes Brain Injury Foundation

Kaweah Delta Foundation Lifeline

Love In the Name of Christ

LOVE, Inc. – Daughters of Hope

Mt. Whitney High School Marching Band

NAMI of Tulare County

Redwood High School ASB

Sequoia Breast Center

St. Paul’s Parents Guild

Tulare County Symphony Association

Tulare County Symphony League

United Way of Tulare County

Visalia Education Foundation

Visalia Police Activities League

Visalia Rescue Mission

Visalia YMCA

YoungLives of Tulare County

Limited special sponsorship opportunities are available for interested businesses, call the Chamber for details.  Reserve your tickets now at the Visalia Chamber of Commerce (734-5876, 220 N. Santa Fe Street) or online at www.visaliachamber.org.

The mission of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce is to preserve, model and advance business vitality and prosperity for our members and the community.

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