It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Mesquite Arts Council is celebrating with their 19th annual Festival of Trees Wednesday-Saturday at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino Event Center, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, Nevada.
The theme for this year’s festival is “joy,” festival chair and arts council board member Aleta Ruth said, and the event will open with a performance by children from Virgin Valley Elementary singing a song that introduces the theme.
In addition to the elementary students, several other community performance groups will lend their talents to the festival stage providing entertainment and delight throughout.
There will also be craft and vendor booths featuring goods from talented artists and craftsman in the community as well as activities for children.
The Festival of Trees has long been the biggest fundraiser for the Mesquite Arts Council, Ruth said, and money raised from the event helps support the council in bringing performance groups to the community and provides scholarships for students at the High School.
“Last year we were able to provide three $350 scholarships,” Ruth said.The festival also lends its support to other organizations in the community. There will be a special night dedicated to veterans, the Angel Tree will be set up during the festival and there will be a food drive at the door.
Patrons who bring two cans of unexpired food will receive $1 off their entrance to the festival.
Event Dates and Prices
* Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 18 - 21 | Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. | Thursday, 3-8 p.m. | Friday, 2-8 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Cost: $4, $1 off with two unexpired cans of food
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