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MDH to Kick-off Holiday Season by Holding 16th Annual Festival of Trees

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MDH to Kick-off Holiday Season by Holding 16th Annual Festival of Trees

MACOMB, Ill. – The McDonough District Hospital Foundation will once again kick off the Holiday season by hosting the 16th annual Festival of Trees. The Festival is a fundraising event to benefit MDH and the funds raised this year are being directed toward a CT scanner technology upgrade.

The festivities will begin Monday, November 28, with the Teddy Bear Social “Ladies Night Out” at The Macomb Dining Company (upstairs). Admission is $20 and a new teddy bear. The bears will be given to pediatric patients at MDH and there will be a silent auction of themed baskets.

The Macomb Arts Center will be transformed into a Holiday wonderland featuring a beautiful display of Holiday trees. Jingle & Mingle will be held Thursday evening, December 1. This ticketed event is black tie optional and $50 per person. Attendees can meander through the many exquisite trees as they enjoy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. There will be a Fund-A-Need auction held during the event.

The Festival of Trees will be open to the community with a $3 admission fee at the times and dates listed below (children 10 and under are free):

  • Friday, December 2: 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4: 12-4 p.m.
  • Monday, December 5: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information on the event, the auction or to sponsor/decorate a tree, please contact the MDH Foundation Office at (309) 836-1757, email, or visit

2022 Festival of Trees Committee Members Front Row (L to R): Brittany Moore, Christie Reynolds, Marcia Twaddle, Marilyn Cox, Melonie Icenogle, Cindy Haines, Mimi Pounders, and Courtni Runser. Back Row (L to R): Barb Baily, Jeri Harper, Amber Patrick, Margie Johnson, Kelly Hamm, Lana Markham, and Anne Stites. Not pictured: Linda Cremer, Todd Icenogle, Becky Paulsen, Jackie Richmond, Kelly Severs, and Brianna Schneider.