Festival of Trees silent auction to benefit Burford Theater Arts

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This year’s Festival of Trees at Burford Theatre Arts is off to a great start. Community members, civic organizations, and area businesses have generously donated beautifully decorated trees to be auctioned off through silent auction to benefit Burford Theatre Arts.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from our community through participation in the Festival of Trees this year” executive director Miranda Nation Hofmeister said. “We have 12 trees up for silent auction, all varying in size, style and theme. You’re sure to find a tree that’s the perfect fit for your family!”

All proceeds will benefit Burford Theatre Arts, whose mission is to benefit the area community by serving as a catalyst and partner to enrich lives through the arts, to inspire creative thinking, and to transform the Burford Theatre Complex into a community keystone and center for the arts.

Burford Theatre Arts extends its thanks to sponsors for this year’s trees: Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, Arkansas City Pizza Ranch, Chapter GH P.E.O, Habitat for Humanity, SCK Health, Visit Ark City, and many community members, including some anonymous decorators and donors. The silent auction began Thursday and runs through Dec. 5. Winners will be announced following the Donnie Huffman Family & Friends Concert, and trees will be available for pick up starting immediately after the concert.

Some opportunities to bid on trees include: Ark Valley Players’ Tis the Season on Saturday, Thankful Tuesday at the Burford on Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. Dec. 2, and at the Donnie Huffman Family & Friends Concert on Dec. 5. Stop by to place bids on trees at any of these upcoming events, visit the office at 112 S. Summit on weekday afternoons, or call or email the office at (620) 442-5895 or director@burfordtheatre.com to schedule another time to come in.

For more information about upcoming events at the Buford, visit www.burfordtheatre.com.

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