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Celebrate at Festival of Trees

Fundraiser: Boys & Girls Club of SCV event names winning entries

Posted: November 17, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: November 17, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Savannah Laney, 3, points out her favorite gingerbread house. Savannah Laney, 3, points out her favorite gingerbread house.
Savannah Laney, 3, points out her favorite gingerbread house.
Left to right, Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, Myrna and Gary Condie at the VIP Preview opening night of Festival of Trees. Left to right, Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, Myrna and Gary Condie at the VIP Preview opening night of Festival of Trees.
Left to right, Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, Myrna and Gary Condie at the VIP Preview opening night of Festival of Trees.
The Grand Sweepstakes-winning tree design from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, “Pure Magic” designed by Donna Bendell. The Grand Sweepstakes-winning tree design from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, “Pure Magic” designed by Donna Bendell.
The Grand Sweepstakes-winning tree design from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, “Pure Magic” designed by Donna Bendell.
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The spirit of the season fills the cavernous warehouse space on The Patios at Westfield Town Center.

The ninth annual Festival of Trees is a celebration of the holidays and a signature fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

“We want everyone to come out and celebrate the holidays with us,” said Gary Condie, president of the Boys & Girls Club Foundation.

Condie and his wife, Myrna Condie, brought the concept of Festival of Trees to the Club after seeing it done in Utah.

The event kicked off with a VIP Preview on Friday night, followed by Saturday’s Jingle Jam adult nightclub.

The Festival of Trees has been open daily to the public. It continues today 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday noon to 7 p.m.; Nov. 21-22 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 23 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for item pickup.

A family magic show will be held out 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 each and available at the door.

More than 40 elaborately decorated trees will be sold in a live auction Saturday at the Magic of the Lights Gala.

Tabletop trees and gingerbread houses, as well as a selection of full-size trees are available in a silent auction that closes Sunday.

Stockings and wreaths are available for immediate sale.

Winners of the decorating contest were:

Grand Sweepstakes: “Pure Magic” from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, designed by Donna Bendell.

Eight-foot trees: First place: “Enchanted,” from Richard and Marian Sandnes designed by Ruben Haynes; second place, “Hallelujah from Passport Kids,” Three Friends Forever, designed by Nora Ottaviano; third place “Old World Elegance,” from Harold and Jacqueline Petersen, designed by Ruben Haynes.

Seven and a half-foot trees: First place “Helping Hands,” from Passport Kids, Three Friends Forever, designed by Nora Ottaviano; second place “Just Elfing Around,” from Vance Wealth Management, designed by Ronda Chobanian; third place “Sweet Sensations,” from Inside SCV, designed by Ruben Haynes.

Best Table: “Giving Thanks,” from Condie and Woods CPAs, designed by Ruben Haynes.

Most Artistic Tree: The Proposal, from Sharon Forbes Photography, designed by Tonde Razooly.

Tickets to the public viewing of Festival of the Trees at Westfield Valencia Town Center, The Patios, is $6 for ages 15 and older; $3 ages 4 to 14; ages 3 and younger free. Seniors, ages 65 and older, $4. For more information and tickets to the Magic of the Lights Gala visit www.scvbgc.org.

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