WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Melha Shriners’ annual Feztival of Trees event is in full swing! It runs everyday until Sunday, December 4th over at the Clarion Hotel and Aqua Lagoon Waterpark in West Springfield.
People can take their chances at taking home one of the many creative and decoratively designed trees through a raffle. With the Springfield Shriners converting into an out-patient model by the end of the year.
22News spoke with Regional Director of Public Relations for Shriners International, Michael White about where the event proceeds will go.
“The events here don’t immediately support the hospital functions. They are more for helping us maintain the organization itself so that we can continue to perform those activities for the hospital,” said White.
The event raises money to support the Shriners and their cooperative mission with local hospitals. Visitors can attend for free and also spend $10 for 15 raffle tickets for a chance to take home a decorated tree, take a photo with Santa Claus, and visit the craft fair set up at the Clarion Hotel located at 1080 Riverdale Street in West Springfield.
Dates and times are listed below:
- Monday, November 28 – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 29 – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 30 – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday, December 1 – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday, December 2 – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.