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  • Decorated trees raise money for needy children

  • The Gala of Trees will be held at Bootleggers from Nov. 21-23.
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  • The Gala of Trees will be held at Bootleggers Restaurant on Osage Beach Parkway from Nov. 21-23. Bid on decorated trees on display during this time. Proceeds from the events go to Candyland to purchase Christmas gifts for hundreds of lake-area children. Dozens of trees have been sponsored by local businesses and individuals and will be decorated in various fun themes. See the trees on display and bid on a tree to take home with you.
    There will also be a food drive to help support local food pantries. Bring in four non-perishable food items and receive a half-price appetizer.
    The kick off party is at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21. Tickets are $10 and includes an appetizer buffet, one glass of Gala Punch and a chance to win the Gala Christmas tree that will be given away at 9 p.m. Live entertainment will be at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets at Bootlegger's, Hy-Vee and Wok N' Roll.
    The Gala of Trees will continue on Nov. 22 and 23 with music by the Madd Hoss Jackson Band during the evening.
    Contact Christy Janssen at 217-779-2768 or email cjanssen@adams.net for sponsor information.
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