Tri-State Hospital Foundation 37th Annual Festival of Trees
Tri-State Hospital Foundation.
LEWISTON – Tri-State Hospital Foundation’s 37th annual Festival of Trees took place over the last week to help the hospital & medical campus place community members and their health as the first priority.
Tri-State Hospital is the only not-for-profit, community-owned, and operated hospital in the Lewis Clark Valley. The foundation helps ensure the hospitals continued high-quality patient care, community education, and provides crucial equipment.
Board of Trustees Member and current Lee Martin Award winner Trevor Arnone, mentioned he is passionate about supporting the foundation because the work is essential to the hospital.
“The work we do packs a big punch,” said Arnone. “With Tri-State being the only community-owned hospital, being a Board of Trustees Member allows me to give back to the community in an essential way”.
The events started Wednesday, November 17 with a Remembrance Ceremony to pay tribute to their Memorial Tree of Lights. This event was open to all community members to honor and remember lost loved ones with an engraved ornament on the Memorial Tree.
Thursday, November 18, Community Day took place so individuals could view the decorated trees, and children could share their Christmas wishes with Mrs. Pockets, a close friend to Santa.
The newest event to the Festival of Trees allowed community members to meet and greet the Tri-State Providers and Executive Leadership on Friday, November 19. Individuals were able to ask questions and learn about the growth and future of Tri-State Memorial Hospital as a whole.
Finally, the events wrapped up Saturday night at the Festival of Trees Hybrid Gala. Community members were able to log on and participate virtually in the auction of 10 decorated trees. One-hundred percent of funds raised during this event benefited Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus.
Contributions to the Festival of Trees event enable the Tri-State Hospital Foundation to support the hospital in providing new equipment, facilities, community programs, and services that might not otherwise be funded.