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Festival of Trees gets under way today

November 29, 2006

From Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec.2, Robinwood Medical Center will once again be alive with a wide variety of festive events to kick off the holiday season during the Antietam Healthcare Foundation's 3rd Annual Festival of Trees.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the establishment of a new Pediatric Asthma Program at Washington Co. Hospital.

The Festival takes place at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Rd. Cost to view the tree exhibition is $5 per adult; $3 per child age three through 12 years of age; and free to children age two years and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Hagerstown-Washington Co. Visitors Center, 6 N. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown.

Hours for the tree display are 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Special daily events include: a Senior Social from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at Suite 122 -- cost of tickets is $10 per person and includes tree viewing and entertainment; a musical performance by the Maryland State Boychoir from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in the Atrium, which is included in the admission to the Festival; breakfast with Santa Claus to be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Dec. 2 -- cost of tickets is $15 per adult, $10 per child age 3 through 12 years of age, and free to children age two years and under; and a Sugar Plum Father-Daughter Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Atrium -- cost is $70 per young lady and her escort, with $20 per additional young lady. The Antietam Healthcare Foundation will also hold a "'Tis the Night Before" preview on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. -- tickets are $45 per person and includes a gala reception that gives attendees the opportunity to get a first glimpse of the trees and participate in a live auction. To purchase special event tickets, please call 301-790-8631.

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For more information on the Festival of Trees, call the Festival Hotline at 301-790-8033 or log on to www.festivaloftreesinhagerstown.com.

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