St. Anthony Retreat Center

FOT 2020 Artwork

2020 Festival of Trees

Starts: November 15 @ 1:00pm
Ends: November 21 @ 1:00pm

Click HERE to preview items and register to bid
or text “treesandtrains” to 243745

FOT 2020 ArtworkWe are so excited to announce that this year’s festival of trees will be happening!  It will also be very different from any FOT!

This year, our Festival of Trees will be 100% online.  The theme this year is Trees and Trains.

So how will we do an online Festival of Trees?

All of our trees will be here, at the retreat center, or more specifically, on the Santa Teresita campus.  The event will encompass a full week so that all will have the opportunity to view the trees and enjoy the event.  Additionally, we will be airing special videos each night at 6pm, spotlighting all of the participating charities as well as our sponsors.  The videos will be posted on Facebook, YouTube, and sent out in our e-Newsletter.  There will be a special game embedded into the videos–a train will be placed in each video.

To play, watch the videos each day at 6:00 PM and when you spot the train, post the time stamp on any social media platform and use the hashtags #SpottheTrain and #TreesandTrains

Example: “I spotted the train at 1:52 #SpottheTrain #TreesandTrains

The following day, all those who posted the correct times and used the hashtag will be entered into a drawing for a prize.  Each day there will be three opportunities to win!

The auction will be conducted online, similar to a silent auction.  The auction of the trees will conclude with a live stream following the final bids until the close of the auction and announcement of the winners.  Click HERE to register as a bidder and to preview this year’s trees and auction items.  You may also text “treesandtrains” to 243725.  Bidding will open on Sunday, November 15.

Finally, every bid will automatically enter the bidder into a drawing for a special, private dinner for eight as well as four rooms at the retreat center.

Click the link to preview our trees and silent auction items.  Be sure to “watch” those items you like to stay up to date with bidding activity!

Click HERE to preview items and register to bid
or text “treesandtrains” to 243745


2020 FOT Trees and Trains

Click HERE to preview items and register to bid
or text “treesandtrains” to 243745

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