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Festival of Trees Wraps Up

12-8 jbo festival of treesMEDFORD, Ore. – The Providence Festival of Trees wrapped up Sunday. Organizers say even though the snow kept many people away, there’s still a chance it can meet fundraising goals.

The hall at the Medford Armory was nearly empty due to the conditions Saturday and Sunday. But that was mostly made up for by huge attendance on the first two nights.

That, in addition to record sponsorship support, helped keep them on track.

“We raised $129,000 in sponsorship. That’s the most ever in all of 22 years,” said Katie Shepard, Executive Director of the Providence Community Health Foundation. “So we’re on the right track even though the storm hit.”

The event is raising money for a new Da Vinci robotic surgery unit for the medical center. The unit will allow them to expand the range of non-invasive surgeries they offer.

Organizers say they still have a chance to reach their fundraising goal of $375,000.