Where can you go to stroll through a room full of unique and themed holiday trees? And what if each of the trees had gifts on or under the tree that coordinated with the theme of the tree. What if you could have a chance to win one of these trees and all the gifts (valued at $500) with a $1 raffle ticket?
The Isis Shriners’ Ladies are hosting a FEZtival of trees the weekend before and the weekend after Thanksgiving at the Shrine headquarters, 200 E. Diamond Drive in Salina.
The FEZtival gets its name from the iconic red hat worn by Shriners.
Shrine Clubs, businesses, organizations, and families are donating the trees with the gifts as a fundraiser for Isis Shrine.
“I hope people area will go to view and maybe win one of these festive trees. It’s a great way to kickoff the holiday season,” said Alex Leslie, leader of the Shriners in this area.
Among the varied themes are Darth Vader, unicorns, patriotic, sports, John Deere, cardinals, Frozen, Matchbox Cars, Family Fun Night, SpongeBob, and Kansas Road Trip.
The schedule is as follows.
Saturday and Sunday from noon-8 p.m.
Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 from noon-8 p.m.
Nov. 28 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The entry fee for adults (over 12 years of age) is $5 and the ticket is good for the entire event, so spectators can come back as many times as they wish. Raffle tickets are $1 or 25 tickets for $20. One ticket will be drawn for each of the trees on Sunday after 3 p.m. The winner will get to take home the tree and all the gifts on or under the tree. Winners will be called and all prizes must be picked up by Dec. 4.
Besides having the opportunity to view the wonderland of trees, those attending the FEZtival will have a chance to do the following.
●Win a decorated tree with all of its gifts
●Win a gift basket
●Purchase spectacular wreaths and table centerpieces at a “buy it now” price
●Applaud live local entertainment
●Nibble on treats from the Snowflake Snack Shop
●Enjoy Who-Ville/Grinch backgrounds for their selfies and other photo ops
Isis Shrine is made up of 800 members in 17 clubs from 43 counties throughout Central and Western Kansas. Isis is a non-profit organization that pays for travel expenses of patients and their parent/guardian to one of the network of 20 plus medical facilities across North America.
Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and clef lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Because of the nature of their special needs, many patients have to make multiple trips to the medical facilities for surgery or surgeries and follow-up treatments. Most of the patients in this area go to St. Louis for treatment; the burn patients go to Galveston. Care is provided for the children until age 18.