“Fire and Ice” Gala Heats up the Holiday Season
Turlock, CA— Heat up the holidays and support local hospice services and Jessica’s House, a grief support program for children and teens at the annual Festival of Trees Gala and Auction.
The theme for this year’s event is “Fire and Ice,” and reservations will be accepted beginning October 22 for the elegant December 7 dinner and auction. The black-tie-preferred event will be held at the Assyrian American Civic Club at 2618 N. Golden State Blvd. in Turlock, and valet parking will be provided. Seating is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Festival of Trees is always a special evening,” said John Sigsbury, Emanuel president and CEO. “It’s always wonderful to see so many people in the community come together to support these two important programs, and to celebrate the joy of the holidays together.”
The deadline to RSVP is November 13.
The program includes a social hour and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. with wine, champagne, premium drafts and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with two entrée options: either a boneless beef short rib cooked with a Gorgonzola port wine reduction alongside garlic mashed potatoes swirled with cream cheese, roasted garlic; or a ditalini pasta with tomato confit tossed with Parmigiano-Reggiano and goat cheese then garnished with chives and basil.
After dinner, an exciting live auction kicks off for a variety of valuable items and experiences, then dancing to the music of The Valley Cats continues until midnight.
All proceeds – ticket sales, sponsorships, auction purchases, wine and beer sales and live tree sales – go directly to hospice services and Jessica’s House.
Platinum event sponsors are E. & J. Gallo Winery, Event Extravagant Group, Inc., Hilmar Lumber and Turlock Journal.
Gold sponsors are Acme Construction Co., Inc., Assyrian American Civic Club, Blue Diamond Growers, Casey Moving Systems, Combined Benefits Administrators, Covenant Ministries of Benevolence, Covenant Village of Turlock, Hilmar Cheese Company, James
Ahlem Dairy, Jane Vilas, Kirkes Electric, Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Valley Emergency Physicians and Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency.
Silver sponsors are Allen Mortuary, California State University, Stanislaus, Garton Tractor, Inc., MK Electric & Design, Inc., Oak Valley Community Bank, Richard & Sharon Clauss, Ripon Manufacturing Co., The Gary Daley Family, Turlock Orthotics & Prosthetics, Turlock Sales Yard, Village Fresh Market and West Coast Sound & Light.
For more information, to reserve a table or to donate, contact Emanuel’s Office of Development at (209) 664-5180, or visit their new office at 2881 Geer Road, Suite A, in Turlock.
Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services, surgery, and hospice services.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.