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Festival of Trees canceled

Posted 9/18/20

ELY - Due to health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwoods Partners in Ely has canceled the 2020 Festival of Trees event.“This was a sad decision to come to and a …

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Festival of Trees canceled

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ELY - Due to health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwoods Partners in Ely has canceled the 2020 Festival of Trees event.
“This was a sad decision to come to and a difficult one for us to fully embrace, said Lisa Porthan, executive director. “We feel it is in the best interest of you, our valued friends of the festival, as well as our attendees, volunteers, board members, and the community to cancel this much loved and cherished fundraiser.”
Porthan continued, “Once we started planning the 2020 Festival of Trees and trying figure out how to do it all in a safe and socially distanced environment, it just didn’t make sense.”
The annual kick-off event to the Christmas holiday season will go on, she added.
“Mark your calendars for the 2021 Festival of Trees, Thursday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.”
Due to COVID-19 the Northwoods Partners spring fundraising dinner was also canceled. “As most of you know, Northwoods Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we are funded entirely through grants and donations,” Porthan said. “Your support makes our work possible. We hope you’ll still consider donating to Northwoods Partners. Your partnership will help us to continue providing essential services for our area seniors during these uncertain times.”

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