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Friday, November 09, 2012

Need a Decorated Christmas Tree, Ready to Go??

Buy your tree and help some folks at one of our favorite fund raisers,  The Festival of Trees held each year to benefit the Family Crisis Center.  The event will be at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Bastrop, Texas, on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  There is a silent auction and raffle.  The auction features decorated Christmas trees donated and decorated by local businesses and friends.  You purchase the tree and it will be delivered all decorated for your home.  We have purchased many but last year it was great as the tree we purchased had tools under it and was the first tree in our new home.

The Hyatt Ballroom looks beautiful that night with all the decorations and trees.  They have the trees at the Hyatt ahead of time if you can get out there for a preview.

The raffle and auction offer many hand made crafts and other items, like trips, spa visits, art, play houses, and much more.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with music by the Peterson Brothers, a young dynamic jazz group from Bastrop.  They are exceptional young musicians.  A “Taste of the Area” with beverages and light hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Baxter’s on Main, Benny’s Texas BBQ, Chilis Bastrop, The Coffee Dog Expresso Bar and Roastery, Deli Depot, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines’ Firewheel Café, Jean Lang Catering, Maxine’s Café and Catering, Roadhouse and more.  The Live Auction begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the event are $55.00 each and are limited.  Purchases at the door are not guaranteed.  $25 of each ticket is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.  Dress:  Cocktail Attire, Semiformal.

It is so much fun and the proceeds help the families of our community.  Be sure an get your tickets.

Family Crisis Center
431 Old Austin Hwy/PO Box 736
Bastrop, TX  78602
512 321-7760

The Hotel for the event:

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, Texas
Phone:  512 308-1234   Fax:  512 308-4800

The Hyatt is located on the north side of Hwy 71, west of Bastrop, in Bastrop County

A special room rate is available for guests who have a paid ticket to the event.  Single and double occupancy rooms are available.  Advance reservations required.  Contact the Hyatt and mention that you are attending the event.  Event tickets must be presented at time of check-in.

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One of the trees is donated by the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild.  It will be decorated with hand painted ornaments and under the tree you will find original paintings, jewelry, small sculptures  and other artworks.

I made a few tole painted ornaments to be included and donated a pastel painting.  It is a great way to start your collection of art by local artists.

Ornaments I made, painted on wood.  It was nice to find a gold acrylic paint so I did not have to spray the gold background, I just painted it on.  It looks good.  There is a little glare on the ornaments as I didn’t take the photo before I varnished them.  The painting, On Guard, is my donation for under the tree.

On Guard
Pastel on Pastelbord, 5 x 7 inches
Framed in a dark mahogany frame
$95.00 value

If you cannot attend, think about being a sponsor or making a donation.  The Crisis Center helps so many families in our area.  Thank you.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill