| The Daily Record
An early opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit will take place at the Berlin Grande Hotel on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5, at the 11th annual Pomerene Auxiliary Christmas Tree Festival in Berlin.
The festival will be open to the public on Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person. Children 14 and under are free. Proceeds are donated to Pomerene Hospital for the purchase of patient care equipment and facility improvements.
“Our mission and number one priority is to keep our community and all individuals safe and healthy,” event coordinator Cindy Yoder said in a released statement. “At the same time, in order to continue providing five-star, compassionate healthcare in our community, our Auxiliary fundraisers are extremely important as they help support our entire hospital and its services. As you might expect, extra measures and enhanced precautions will be practiced at our Christmas Festival this year in an effort to keep our entire audience safe.”
Safety measures will include
- • all persons being required to sanitize as well as answer a few health related questions upon entering the event.
- • all persons being required to wear a mask.
- • a total of 10 people per 15-minute time slot will enter the Festival at a time, to maintain social distancing standards.
The festival will feature over 50 pre-decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and small furniture all available for purchase.
Several raffle items will be available, including item donated from sponsors. Major sponsors of the festival are The Bargain Hunter, Berlin Grande Hotel, ProVia and Scott and Lisa Tritt and family.
“We are delighted to have them back at the Berlin Grande Hotel again this year, and returning again in 2021 as well,” said Suzie Robb, director of sales. “We all need some light and hope right now, and what better way to show our support for an event like this right now.
“We all know how hard they are working right now,” she continued, “and we hope this will be a way our committee can rally around Pomerene Hospital, and their hard working staff, area nurses and doctors to show our appreciation for everything they are doing during for our community during these tough times.”