"Bubbles & Baubles"- 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Auction | Community Spirit
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
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
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.