Submitted by Rosario Resort & Spa.
Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa during the month of December, decorated by six local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be a fundraiser during this holiday season for participating non-profit organizations, including The Funhouse Commons, Orcas Island Rotary, Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Orcas Animal Protection Society, A OK (Arts for Kids), and Orcas Island Historical Museum.
The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree by purchasing a vote at $1 per ticket throughout the entire month of December. Each organization will receive the voting dollars, with all organizations also receiving additional cash donations from Rosario Resort. All voter tickets will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes, including two roundtrip tickets from Orcas Island to Seattle on Kenmore Air, dinner for two at The Mansion Restaurant, and a two-month Rosario spa pass.
“Although we missed last year due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to host the 11th annual Festival of Trees at Rosario” said Christopher Peacock, the resort’s General Manager. “We are profoundly grateful for these local organizations and also for the contributions from island visitors and the community to these organizations during the holiday season.”
The Moran Mansion is open daily from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of Rosario before touring the tree display.