• Tri-State Hospital Foundation Present the 2019 Festival of Trees

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    October 07, 2019
    The Tri-State Hospital Foundation’s 35th Annual Festival of Trees will take place on November 22 & 23, at the Lewiston Elks Lodge, 3444 Country Club Drive, Lewiston, ID. The Festival of Trees began in 1985 as Evergreenfest, an outdoor tree auction held in the parking lot of Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus, and has grown to become one of the Lewis-Clark Valley’s most popular holiday events. This annual tradition brings together thousands of visitors each year.

    In 2018, generous community members at the Festival of Trees helped gross just over $230,000 to help meet the rising cost of healthcare needs for patients served by Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus. The Raise the Paddle call to action alone, brought in over $42,000 to support the purchase of Tru-D SmartUVC, a germ eliminating UV disinfection robot. Raise the Paddle provides the opportunity to raise funds each year on a specific hospital focused need. This year, the Raise the Paddle goal is focused on supporting the addition of eight Intellivue Mx400 Phillips monitors for the Recovery Unit. These monitors will cost $150,000.

    “We are incredibly excited to celebrate our largest annual fundraiser with the community the weekend before Thanksgiving,” said D’Lynn Ottmar, Chief Development Officer for the Tri-State Hospital Foundation. “It’s incredible how each year, so many individuals come together to support our only non-for-profit community owned hospital in the Lewis-Clark Valley.”

    This year’s Festival of Trees kicks off with Community Day, on Friday, November 22, from 4:00PM-8:00 PM, with the Memorial Tree of Lights Remembrance Ceremony beginning at 6:00PM. Enjoy festive goodies as you stroll through the beautiful, creatively decorated trees, and consider buying a mini tree or wreath on this special day. Start your holiday shopping with the Tri-State Auxiliary Gift Shop too! Community Day Sponsor - Washington Trust Bank; Memorial Tree of Lights Sponsors - Coffman Engineers, Nelly Broadcasting, Premera Blue Cross, Merchant Memorial Group. The Festival of Trees Gala event is on Saturday, November 23, with the festivities beginning at 6:00PM. The Lewis-Clark Valley's premier holiday event features a Live & Silent Auction, gourmet dinner by the Lewiston Elks Lodge, and entertainment by the 7 Devils. You must purchase tickets in advance and be 21 years of age to attend.

    Gala Sponsors include; Platinum - Clearwater River Casino, Gold - P1FCU, Silver -
    Clearwater Power Company/CoBank, Bronze - Alternative Nursing Services, Lewis
    Clark Credit Union, S.P.O.R.T. Physical Therapy Clinic, Premier Recognition -
    Pathologists’ Regional Laboratory, Partner Recognition - Bouten Construction, CCI
    Speer, Edward Jones (Brady Arnone, Scott Arnone, Trevor Arnone, Brian Bailey,
    Stephanie Johnson, & Christian Leer), Evergreen Estates Retirement & Assisted
    Living Community, KLEW TV, Life Care Center of Lewiston, Martin Insurance,
    Merchant Memorial Group, NAC Architecture, Presnell Gage, Printcraft Printing,
    Stonebraker McQuary Insurance

    To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit www.TriStateFestivalofTrees.org, call
    509.758.4902, or stop by the Tri-State Hospital Foundation Office at 1215
    Evergreen Court, Suite 1, in Clarkston.
    For more information on Tri-State Memorial Hospital and Tri-State Hospital
    Foundation, visit www.TriStateHospital.org.

    About Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus
    Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus is a not-for-profit, community
    owned and operated, critical access, accredited acute care facility located on 11
    acres in Clarkston, Washington since 1955. Serving a 10-county region in
    Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus
    continues to receive awards for excellent service to the community such as “2019
    Best of the West Hospital,” and the “2019 Most Wired.” As the largest employer in
    Asotin County, Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus remains committed
    to their mission of caring for community and ensuring, “Your Health Is Our First
    Priority.”

    About Tri-State Hospital Foundation
    Tri-State Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 that
    provides financial resources and philanthropic leadership to meet the rising
    healthcare needs of the patients served by Tri-State Memorial Hospital. As the
    official conduit for charitable giving for the hospital, the Foundation is committed to
    providing the link between our community and healthcare for today and tomorrow.
    “Today’s Investment in Tomorrow’s Health.”