SVdP in 1st Annual Festival of Trees

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The Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria is getting ready to celebrate their 25th Anniversary with what they hope will become an annual holiday tradition.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, along with 24 other non-profit organizations from throughout the Metro Atlanta area, has agreed to decorate its own Christmas tree the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 19-21, which will be displayed in the atrium and lobby of the hotel for six weeks.  Local companies have agreed to sponsor the cost of these trees and each organization will have envelopes at their tree for individuals or businesses to “vote” as their favorite tree or charity in the form of a monetary.

On Thursday, December 16, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., the hotel will host a 25th Anniversary Gala Reception to showcase the trees, serve food and holiday spirits.  Local choirs, musicians, and performing arts organizations will provide entertainment.  The monetary donations made throughout the month will be totaled and the funds raised per tree will be given to each organization.  Also, a grand prize of $250 from the Embassy Suites will be awarded to the organization with the highest monetary donation votes.  There will even be a “legendary” guest who will award the donations to each charity.

“I can’t think of a more wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season than providing a way to support these organizations at this special time of year. It’s also a great opportunity to invite the public to see the many improvements that have been made to the hotel,” says Dale Gustafson, Director of Sales and Marketing.
The hotel staff member responsible for the event is Dale Gustafson – Chairperson. The trees will be on display for donations through January 5th.  For more information go to Festival of Trees  

Or contact Dale Gustafson at 770-984-9300 or go to Embassy Suites Galleria, or Caryn Stofko, 678-892-6172,

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