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Tennies & Ties Gala at the 16th Annual Festival of Trees on November 17

Tennies & Ties Gala at the 16th Annual Festival of Trees on November 17

You are invited to take the field with party-goers for the Tennies & Ties Gala at the 16th Annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, November 17th at the Danbury Sports Dome.

The Honorable Rudy Marconi will serve as Master of Ceremonies, as the event pays Tribute to neighbors Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation. The RSO Jazz Quartet will provide entertainment, as Chef Michael Bick of Some Things Fishy presents his artistry in tempting food fare.

The event benefits Ann’s Place, the community-based cancer support organization, serving over one thousand clients each year with professional services made possible in part by Festival of Trees. The gala kicks off the holiday season with its festive holiday tree walk, that dazzles and delights with personal stories of courage, hope and love. Tree designers range from professional artists and designers to scout troops to the Ridgefield Chorale with their Why We Sing theme.

Newtown artist Linda Pickwick’s Angels Among Us features 15 hand cut and hand painted wooden angels. Retired Boehringer Ingelheim artist Wendee Nussle’s hand painted tree That’s no Partridge! is a clever play on a pear tree. There will even be a Broadway Hamilton tree “in the room where it happens,” as St. Mary’s School in Ridgefield explores Christmas Blessings.

Auction items include a Girls Night Out entertainment package for 4 to the sold out 98 Christmas Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse, along with Dinner and Wine Pairings for 4 at Bailey’s Backyard.

ACT of CT gets into the act, offering pairs of tickets to two upcoming plays, coupled with meeting the cast and directors of Stephen Schwartz’ Working and the Jane Austin fan pleaser Austin’s Pride.

Racing fans will want to bring a friend to bid on a Mario Andretti Indy Car Driving School for two.

A luxury sky box at a Rangers game in the Garden is another auction highlight. Fantastic raffles will tempt every visitor as well.

Ann’s Place invites you to be the ones who help our neighbors living with cancer while enjoying an unforgettably fun evening in the Dome – in your cocktail attire and best sneakers (tennies) - as you explore treasures on Astroturf. Don’t delay! Tickets can be purchased online at www.AnnsPlaceFestivalOfTrees.org or by calling Jack Bouffard at Ann’s Place, 203-790-6568.

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