Holiday tradition returns for 20th year in continued benefit of brain injury survivors
Liberty Place, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving people with brain injuries, has announced the 20th Annual Festival of Trees will be held Thursday, November 16th at the GranTree Inn.
The event features an auction of beautifully decorated trees at the gala dinner to be held in the hotel’s grand ballroom. Tickets are $50 for individual attendees or $350 for table of eight. Liberty Place, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving people with brain injuries, has announced the 20th Annual Festival of Trees will be held Thursday, November 16th at the GranTree Inn. The event features an auction of beautifully decorated trees at the gala dinner to be held in the hotel’s grand ballroom. Tickets are $50 for individual attendees or $350 for table of eight. All proceeds from this gala auction are used to support the specialized programs needed for Liberty Place clients recovering from brain injuries. The evening will include a short program featuring survivors sharing their inspirational walks from coma to community. Doors will open at 5:30pm. The event begins with a silent auction, continuing with dinner at 6:30pm, followed by presentations and live auction thereafter. Dean Folkvord, owner of Wheat Montana, will serve as auctioneer for the event. The live auction will feature an adult season pass to Bridger Bowl, a beautiful Tiffany lamp donated by Distinctive Lighting, pottery by Carl Sheehan, and so much more! Silent auction items will include dinner and entertainment packages, as well as items for gifting and Holiday decorating.
Trees will be decorated by many local individuals, businesses, and service groups for the benefit of Liberty Place. The public is invited to stop by the GranTree throughout the week leading up to the main event, beginning Monday, Nov. 13th. The GranTree is located at 1325 N 7th Ave. in Bozeman.
For gala tickets and further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 287-3154. Liberty Place, Inc. serves clients in three facilities, creating a “continuum of care” for those working through the long and challenging process of re-learning and finding new life after severe brain injury. The Farmstead, the original facility, is located just south of Whitehall and serves 12 individuals. The Townhouse, found in Whitehall is a next step for those who are a bit more independent. The organization’s newest facility, Bootstrap Ranch, operates just north of Belgrade. This site is for those working to maximize independence and practice skills before returning to the community. The Liberty Place program features training about brain injury and its effects for clients and staff alike. Clients also have opportunities to participate in groups to stimulate cognitive function, behavior retraining, socialization skills, and much more. Additionally, music therapy plays an important role as it is utilized for both individuals and group therapy sessions. Fun activities are also a big part of life at Liberty Place. Learn more about the organization by visiting www.libertyplace.org. •