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Festival of the Trees Decorating

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cow Palace, Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 23 2008  8:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 6 2008 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 20 2008 12:59 pm
Event Duration:About 5 hrs. (including optional lunch)
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Amy Pickwick
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Member Cost:$10.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Every year, volunteers dedicated to helping raise funds for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a comprehensive resource for children with disorders of the brain, gather together at Thanksgiving time to honor the spirit of giving. The Festival of the Trees, a holiday-themed event is held annually at the Maryland State Fairgrounds (Cow Palace building), displaying over 500 trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses for sale to raise nearly $1M for patient programs and research.

In this 19th year of the Festival, the Maryland Outdoor Club will be part of the magic. On Sunday, November 23rd, we will be gathering to trim a tree in the theme “The Great Outdoors.”

Our tree, one of 125, will be on display for sale the following weekend, during the Festival of the Trees, from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30. The more magnificent we can trim our tree the better odds of it being sold. Our outstanding creation will be sold to raise money to benefit the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute. In the past, the trees have sold for approximately $500 each.

As a member of the MOC decorating team (this event), you will be supplied everything you need to help trim a 7.5 foot tree. The money collected (in advance) for this event will be used to purchase themed ornaments and decorations. (Contact Amy Kunkoski at “webamy76 at gmail dot com” regarding making a monetary donation for tree trimmings, even if you cannot make this event). Decorators do not need to bring anything but your bare hands! Just help us bring our tree to life to honor the children.

In return for your time, talent, and donation, you will receive:
  • Complimentary tickets to the Festival’s Preview Party, held Friday morning, November 28
  • Complimentary tickets to the Festival of the Trees 2008
  • Club name prominently displayed by the tree and in the program
  • Chance for team to win special recognition with a reward for the creation
Following the decorating, let’s have lunch at a nearby restaurant (location TBD, but maybe Padonia Station or An Poitin Stil).

**There will be no refunds whatsoever for this event. If you can no longer make the event, your event fee will be considered a donation to the decorations fund.**

Required Items to Bring:
- Money for optional lunch once the tree trimming is complete
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Click here for driving directions. The Cow Palace is at the back right corner, away from the racetrack.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the MOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where MOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$10.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$10.00/Person
Cost Includes:The money collected (in advance) for this event will be used to purchase themed ornaments and decorations.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the MOC on Thu, Nov 20 2008.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: There will be no refunds whatsoever for this event. If you can no longer make the event, your event fee will be considered a donation to the decorations fund.