YWCA Festival of Trees kicks off November 21 at Commerce Bank

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ROCK SPRINGS – The YWCA Festival of Trees at Commerce Bank will once again kick off the festive season from November 21.

“We are excited to share the trees and items from this year’s auction and hope we will have good turnout from our community,” said YWCA Development Director Kayla Mannikko.

The event will consist of a silent auction filled with holiday decoration baskets, wreaths and small table trees. There will then be a live auction for uniquely decorated life-size trees.

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The highest bidder on the trees will be helped load the tree to take home for the holiday season, Mannikko said.

She added that there is something for every household at this auction.

“There are life-size trees for those looking for a change this Christmas, not to mention a fully decorated tree that you can simply place in your home!” said Mannikko. “We encourage business owners to consider bidding on a tree for their office or even a raffle at a holiday party.”

Other items up for auction include:

  • Children’s baskets
  • holiday decor
  • Gift baskets

To take a look at the silent auction items, go to www.aesbid.org/ywcatree22. This link won’t be active until November 21, or just come take a look in person.

The event is scheduled for November 21 through December 1 at Commerce Bank of Wyoming. Participants will install trees from November 14 to 16. This will give the public nearly two weeks to
view the trees and vote for their favorite.

Photos with Santa will also be held Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside Commerce Bank.

“He will be visiting our Commerce Bank event that day and would like to visit any children and pets who would like to see him,” Mannikko said. “Your support of YWCA will help hundreds of Sweetwater County families receive important services.”

YWCA helps families at all stages of their lives, through good times and bad. These services include quality child care, kindergarten readiness, free financial empowerment classes for
community and advocate serves victims of many forms of violence, including human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will support the services YWCA provides to citizens across the county.

“We encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy this holiday season, but don’t forget to help spread some holiday cheer,” Mannikko said. “Mark your calendar to come to Commerce Bank on December 1 at 6 p.m. for the main event night!”

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