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Festival of Trees 2007 was a Great Success


n November 9-10, the Crowne Plaza Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel was transformed into a magical forest adorned with designer-decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces for the 23rd annual HealthEast Foundation Festival of Trees. More than 1,100 people attended this year’s style show, wine tasting or gala and helped raise $310,000 for this year’s beneficiary, HealthEast Diabetes Care. The contributions will benefit diabetes patients and HealthEast Diabetes Care programs throughout HealthEast hospitals, clinics and community. The HealthEast Festival of Trees continues to be one of the Twin Cities’ premier holiday events thanks to dedicated volunteers and designers, generous Corporate Partners and attendees.

HealthEast’s Roger Green and Diabetes Care volunteer Laurie Richardson on the style show runway.

Designer Regenia David with “A Christmas Carol.”

Joel Granstrom shares his experience with diabetes.

Festival of Trees Honorary Co-Chair Dr. Anne Rosenberg & Friends.

Festival of Trees Honorary Co-Chairs Dr. Craig and Catherine Svendsen, Ginger Giefer and Dr. James Giefer, Laurie Smith and Dr. Thomas Smith.

thank you to our 2007 Corporate partners and event volunteers
A Special Thanks to our Gold Partners
Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P. tree

McGough Companies

Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P.

Silver Partners Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, P.A. Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc. Thanks to all our corporate partners and event contributors.

Thank you volunteers! Thank you to the more than 100 volunteers who contributed to the success of this year’s Festival. Also, a huge thank you to our committee members:

Honorary Co-Chairs Dr. James and Virginia Giefer Dr. Anne Rosenberg Dr. Thomas and Laurie Smith Dr. Craig and Catherine Svendsen Steering Committee Kitty Dawson Dee Neznik Meredith Forgosh Anita Plunkett Marsha Hughes Susan Plunkett Gloria Johnson Jennifer Soucheray Dorothy Klohn Bev Tillges Gail Menne Bev Wallen

2007 Tree & Wreath Designer Awards
Each year the trees and wreaths create a breathtaking array of color and lights that are the centerpiece of Festival of Trees. This year, 55 stunning trees and wreaths were on display and auctioned off throughout the events. The following designers were recognized and awarded for their work by professional judges, as well as the People’s Choice Awards, which were voted on by Festival attendees. Professional Judges awards
WREATHS 1st place Ho, Ho, Ho, It’s Time to Go!
Designed by Mary Rose

4 1/2 FOOT TREES 1st place Let it Snow
Designed by Ann Flickinger, Karen Ferlaak

2nd place Sapphire Sparkle
Designed by Mary Smith, Celeste Johnson, Jill Smith

3rd place Words to Live By
Designed by Lora Magner, Karen Jurney

People’s Choice awards
WREATHS 1st place Woodland Christmas by Lantern Light
Designed by Dorothy Kruse

2nd place Shake a Tail Feather

Designed by Kathy Killeen, Sandy Tessier, Catherine Hinz, Jodi Mammenga, Lisa Courneya, Julie Blatnik, Kristin Bentz

3rd place A Kiss of Winter
Designed by HE Research & Education Department

2nd place Woodland Christmas by Lantern Light
Designed by Dorothy Kruse

CENTERPIECES 1st place Frosty Forest
Designed by Gail Menne, Bev Wallen

Award-winning designer Meredith Peterson and family with “Believe.”

3rd place Winter Wonderland
Designed by Mark Spartz

2nd place Dashing Through the Snow
Designed by Lisa Courneya

CENTERPIECES 1st place ‘Tis the Season
Designed by Chris Doody

3rd place Autumn Elegance
Designed by Linda K. Smith

Festival of trees funds at work
In the past 23 years, Festival of Trees has raised millions to benefit patients served by HealthEast. Some recent Festival of Trees beneficiaries include: 2007 HealthEast Diabetes Care 2006 Terrance D. Capistrant Parkinson’s Center at Bethesda Hospital 2005 Prostate Care at St. John’s Hospital 2004 Bethesda Hospital 2003 Stroke Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital 2002 Heart Care

2nd place Frolicking Around the Igloo
Designed by Maria Hicks

7 1/2 FOOT TREES 1st place Reflections of Christmas 2nd place A Christmas Carol

Designed by Anita Eicher, Maire Campbell, Kim Hines, Dian Johnson, Sarah Hanig, Nancy Kratzke, Pat Falzone Designed by Regenia David, Jackie Linehan

3rd place Reflections
Designed by Mary Rose

7 1/2 FOOT TREES 1st place Under the Mistletoe
Designed by Mary Rose

3rd place Winter Romance

2nd place A Christmas Carol
Designed by Regenia David, Jackie Linehan

Designed by Tracie Clemens, Svetlana Bartlett, Connie Effinger, Jennifer Falck, MaryEllen Grabowski, Pat Muzzy, Nancy Engstrom, Judy Johnson, Laure VonDeLinde, Kathy Zwieg, Jan Tiffany, Lori Moore

3rd place Sophie’s Choice
Designed by Shirley Payne, Deb Short, Kate Lundsten, Susan Mason, Mibby Proper, Rosie Staunton, Kaye Reilly, Candace Gaylord

6 1/2 FOOT TREES 1st place Believe
Designed by Meredith Peterson

Festival OF TREES 2008
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2nd place Teal Splendor
Designed by Trish Rein Cowle, Shandin Moyne

Please join us November 14 &15, 2008 for our 24th Festival of Trees! We welcome you to be part of the festivities! Each year, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help produce the Festival of Trees. There are many areas where your talents and enthusiasm will find a way to make a difference. Please join us next year as a designer, sponsor or volunteer. Call the HealthEast Foundation at 651-232-4990 for more information.

6 1/2 FOOT TREES 1st place Ballerina Garden Party
Designed by Dorothy Kruse

3rd place Winter Whimsy
Designed by Suzie Bjorn, Deb Nerburn, Linda K. Smith

2nd place Believe
Designed by Meredith Peterson

4 1/2 FOOT TREES 1st place Let it Snow
Designed by: Ann Flickinger, Karen Ferlaak

3rd place Teal Splendor
Designed by Trish Rein Cowle, Shandin Moyne

2nd place Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Designed by Sadie Gardner

3rd place Copper Sunset
Designed by Linda K. Smith



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