About Christmas Tree Elegance

Christmas Tree Elegance has been postponed until the spring/summer of 2021

Spokane Symphony Associates announce plans to postpone Christmas Tree Elegance.

The increasing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the leadership of Christmas Tree Elegance to postpone the annual raffle of decorated trees and accompanying gifts that raises funds for the Spokane Symphony.

The annual event that has been a Spokane holiday tradition for 38 years was to have been held from Dec. 1 to 13 in River Park Square. It is produced by Spokane Symphony Associates, a 300-member volunteer organization.

“Teams of volunteers had raised the funds and decorated 11 fabulous trees for the annual event that raised more than $400,000 last year. We are so grateful for their dedication and commitment and for the hundreds of donors who made their work possible. The decision to postpone was made to protect the health of our volunteers as well as the public. This was a very difficult decision,” said Christmas Tree Elegance Chair Elizabeth Raol.

A decision about rescheduling the event will factor in the community health in relation to COVID and financial viability.
“We hope to have a Covid Christmas sometime in the Spring or Summer 2021 when we are all ready to celebrate,” said Spokane Symphony Associates President Bruce Colquhoun.

Many of you have suggested an online event and if that was possible, we would love to.  But raffles are governed by Washington State regulations and are not allowed to be sold online.

Spokane Symphony Associates hosts this yearly 13 day regional event, attracting more than 100,000 attendees from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, and Canada. The event features the raffle of themed and beautifully decorated trees located at the Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square.

The celebration is the largest of our annual fundraisers and 2020 marks our 38th year. This highly anticipated event is the culmination of 11 months of planning and efforts by our tireless volunteers. 2019 was our largest year ever having sold 437,247 raffle tickets!

Our continued success is largely due to the generous support of the donors to our trees and events.

How It Works

Individuals and businesses donate to create amazing tree displays with values of up to $4,999 in decorations and prizes. These trees will be presented at River Park Square this year. This event is free and open to the public.  Raffle tickets are sold during the event for $1 each. Then a public drawing ceremony is held at the end of the event to see who won that year’s trees.

The Holiday Luncheon Concerts at the Historic Davenport Hotel have been cancelled this year.

Tree #8 “Reflections on the River.” Tree Sponsor: Ziegler Lumber Company

Attended by more than 100,000 people every year!

2020 Dates and Locations

 

POSTPONED

 

Visit Christmas Tree Elegance 2020

Chairs and Committee Members

Event Chair
Elizabeth Raol

River Park Square Facility Leaders
Pauli Bailey
Don Willingham

Davenport Tower Display Tree Decorator: Cookie Billups
Davenport Grand Display Tree Decorator: Tracie Flanigan
Davenport Centennial Display Tree Decorator: Michelle Duncan
River Park Square Display Tree Decorator: Johanna Julyan

2020 Christmas Trees

# 1
A Christmas Wish

Tree Sponsors
Valerie & Albert Hughes

Underwriters
Valerie & Albert Hughes

Key Donor
RBC Wealth Management

Contributor
Best Western Plus City Center

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Best Western Plus City Center

Tree Coordinator
Jeanette Brenner

Tree Decorators
Jeanette Brenner & JoAnn Stewart

Tree Team
Jeanette Brenner, Pati Dahmen Ray, Valerie Hughes & JoAnn Stewart

 

$4,500

CASH, Tree Decorations & Wishing well
Friends of the Symphony

Friends of the Symphony

Eleanor & Matt Andersen
Lynda & Dr. Richard Brautigam
Centaurus Financial, Jerry Thew
Mike Dahmen
Pati Dahmen & Louis Ray
Yvonne DeBill
Earthworks Recycling
Kathy & Rick Friedlander
Carol Grant
Susan Hamer
Janet & Don Hart
Nancy & Bill Hawley
Mary Helmer
Homes 4 You, LLC, Jacci Bottler
Rachel & Tim Martin
Karen Miller
Linda & James Murray
Lori Nicol
Sarah & Jonas Parshall
Jackie & John Peterson
Carolyn Reed
Wendy & Joseph Schultz
Spokane Restaurant Supply, Mike Schneider
Connie Stacey
Suzie Stone
Toby’s Battery & Auto Electric, LLC.
Diane & Ron Ward

# 2
Hogwarts Holiday

Tree Sponsors
Belanger Charitable Fund

Underwriters
Doug & Gail Belanger

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Gold Reserve, Inc.

Tree Coordinator
Gail Belanger

Tree Decorator
Gail Belanger

Tree Team
Doug & Gail Belanger

$3,000 CASH
Toward a trip to Universal Studios L.A.

Lego 6,000+ Piece “Hogwarts Castle”
Gerald Searfoss

“PB Teen” Floor length “Mirror of Erised”
Steve Corker & Helen Sandifur

Tree & Decorations
Doug & Gail Belanger
Ron & Carolyn Gooley

“PB Teen” Gryffindor Spinner Carry-on
Dr. Steve & Sheri Renner

Complete Collection of Illustrated Harry Potter Books and Films,
& Christmas Pop-Up
Sandy Colquhoun

Lionel “Hogwarts Express” Train Ready to Play
Bruce Colquhoun

Child’s Hogwarts Costume
Robert Shaw

“Marauder’s Map” Throw
Steven Ross & Sherri Robinson

Friends of the Symphony
All contributors to Tree #2 are members of the Kozinski Chapter of Spokane Symphony Associates

#3
It’s a Small World

Tree Sponsor
Garco Construction

Key Donors
Pegasus Senior Living Communities:
North Point Village & South Hill Village

Contributors
Aloha Island Grill
Estates & Elder Law, PHC
Henderson Legacy, LLC
Love in Home Senior Care
T.W. Poage

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
HomeStreet Bank

Tree Coordinator
Heidi Boehl

Tree Decorator
Jaymie Crafts

Tree Team
Heidi Boehl, Jaymie Crafts, Paula Davis & Bill Simpson

$3,250 CASH

Vintage 16” Lighted Floor Repogle Globe
Jaymie Crafts

Two Piece Set Vintage-Style Luggage & Travel Accessories
Contributors

Cheval Mirror
Contributors

Straw Sun Hat & Silk Scarf
Contributors

AAA WA Annual Membership
AAA – Erin Rogers

Four $50 Gift Certificates
Everything in Sight & Friends of the Symphony

Tree & Decorations
Friends of the Symphony – Tree & Decorations Sponsors

Friends of the Symphony
Dana Simmelink
Spokane Tire Center

# 4
Ageless Beauty Wonderland

Tree Sponsors
Plastic Surgery Northwest
Derek Fletcher, MD
Chad Wheeler, MD
Emily Williams, MD
Christopher Pannucci, MD
Janelle Sousa, MD

Key Donor
Spa Pavone at Plastic Surgery Northwest

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Plastic Surgery Northwest

Tree Team
Natalie Slovarp & Audrey Snyder

$500 CASH

$1,000 Gift Certificate for Botox and Juvederm
Facial Filler at Plastic Surgery Northwest

$1,500 Gift Certificate for CoolSculpting at Spa Pavone

$500 Gift Certificate for any Spa Treatment(s) at Spa Pavone
(may include Laser Facial, IPL, Hydrafacial,
Microneedling, Dermaplaning and more)

Anti-Aging, Medical Grade Skin Care Product Kit

Full Length Mirror “Hello Beautiful”

Tree & Decorations
Plastic Surgery Northwest

 

Plastic Surgery Northwest is pleased to provide this entire tree and these gifts for you.

# 5
Goody, Goody Gumdrops

Tree Sponsors
Gordon & Rhoda Budke
& Parks, CPA

Key Donors
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Sokoloff

Contributor
Will Flanigan, Loan Officer Guild Mortgage

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Molly O. Cline & J. Winfield Cline,
Shamrock Properties Group, Inc.,
Keller Williams Spokane, Inc.

Tree Coordinator
Tracy Flanigan

Tree Decorators
Cookie Billups & Tracy Flanigan

Tree Team
Anne Claire Whitley & Tracy Flanigan

$1,500 CASH

Kitchen Aid Mixer with Matching Stools
Cookware from Kitchen Engine
Will Flanigan, Loan Officer Guild Mortgage
Kitchen Engine
Baker’s Rack & Cart
Scott L. Soderstrom, DDS
Children’s Play Kitchen & Playgo Children’s Gourmet Kitchen Appliances
Alan & Susan Salas
Tree & Decorations
Friends of the Symphony-Tree & Decorations Sponsors

One Night Stay at the Douglas Foster Airbnb for 8 in Downtown Spokane
Molly O. Cline & J. Winfield Cline
Two Kitchen Engine Cooking Classes Adult & Child Matching Aprons
Scott L. Soderstrom, DDS
4’ Nutcracker
French Toast Mama & Mini
Five Gift Cards for 7 Small Cones
Ben & Jerry’s
Thematic Decorations
Anonymous

$80 Gift Card Wisconsin Burger
Friends of the Symphony
Two Vertical Introduction Classes
Wild Walls Climbing Gym
“Cooking Class” & “The Three Ingredient Baking Book,”
Cook Books, Cook Book Holder
Friends of the Symphony
$45 Gift Certificate
Sweet Frostings
Stuffed Snowman
Barry & Jo Buth
$20 Gift Card Hello Sugar
Friends of the Symphony
$20 Gift Card Indaba Coffee
Friends of the Symphony
$20 Gift Card Rocky Mt. Chocolates
Friends of the Symphony
$20 Gift Card The Scoop
Friends of the Symphony
$20 Gift Card Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
Friends of the Symphony

Friends of the Symphony
Paulie Bailey
Cookie Billups
Don Willingham

# 6
Up Town To The North Pole

Tree Sponsor
Josh & Sara Clements-Sampson

Key Donors
Jacobs Custom Living
Selinger-Shone Foundation, Samuel & Rosemary Selinger

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, VanWert & Oreskovich, P.C.

Tree Coordinators
Karen Colkitt & Tina Craig

Tree Decorator
Tina Craig

Tree Team
Karen Colkitt & Tina Craig

$1,100 CASH

Kingsley Bate Teak Bench & Wainscott Table 72” x 40”
Jacobs Custom Living

Four Adult Passes for a Coeur d’Alene Lake Cruise
(Can be used for the “Holiday Light Show” cruise)
Hagadone Corporation

Tree & Decorations
Friends of the Symphony – Tree & Decorations Sponsors

$100 Gift Certificate, Styling Products
Studio M Beauty Bar
Five $30 Oil Change Gift Certificates & Three Die Cast Cars
Dishman Dodge/Ram/Chrysler/Jeep
$100 “Happy Her” Gift Card
$100 Amazon Gift Card
Aftermarket Solutions NW
$50 Food & Beverage Gift Card
Craft and Gather
$20 Gift Card & Two Pint Glasses
TT’s Brewery & BBQ
Two Toboggans
29” Kids Double-sided Dartboard
The Night Before Christmas Book
2 Plush Stuffed Santa Elves
Household Repair Hand Tool Set
Friends of the Symphony

Various Stuffed Animals & Thematic Decorations
Friends of the Symphony

Friends of the Symphony
Carole Folsom
Robert Gibbs

# 7
Living Your Best Life

Tree Sponsor
Infinite Electric

Key Donor
Austin’s Fine Jewelry

Contributors
Cozza Family in honor of Sam Cozza
South Hill Comprehensive Dentistry
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Rob Kuharski

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Carol & David Borodin

Tree Coordinator
Nicole Stagg

Tree Decorators
Amy Lund & Andrea Smith

Tree Team
Amy Lund, Jennifer Rose, Andrea Smith & Nicole Stagg

$1,500 CASH

Custom Jewelry Piece
Austin’s Fine Jewelry

Tree & Decorations:
Friends of the Symphony – Tree & Decorations Sponsors

One Ten-Ounce Silver Bar
Golden City Loan & Pawn

Light-Up Corn Hole Game
Andre Wicks

Egg Chair
Wallaroos Furniture Store

$250 Gift Certificate Window & Gutter Cleaning
Klean Kata Windows

Premium Starter Kit – Young Living Essentials Oils
Diffuse Your Dreams

Merchandise Gift Basket
Dry Fly Distilling

One Month of Barre Classes
Inland NW Ballet of Spokane

$50 Gift Card
Just Because Boutique

$50 Gift Card
Sage Boutique

$50 Gift Basket
Glitz & Glam with Laura

# 8
Inland Northwest Staycation

Tree Sponsor
Spokane Seed

Contributors
Don and Haideh Lightfoot
Dr. Philip & Jennifer Ogden

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Chris & Marianne Bornhoft, Windermere Manito

Tree Coordinator
Elizabeth Raol

Tree Decorators
Delia Garcia & Elizabeth Raol

Tree Team
Delia Garcia, Susan Kennedy, Steve Koon, Pat Morgan & Elizabeth Raol
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$1,000 CASH

Overnight Stay for Two & $100 Gift Card
The Historic Davenport Hotel

Mountain Bike-Whole Sport Roll & Bike Chain
Jeanette Brenner

Two 2021-22 Main Stage Season Tickets
Spokane Civic Theatre

Matted & Framed Canvas Reproduction – “Lights A-glow In The Manito Conservatory”
Patti Simpson Ward

One night for 2 in the King Executive Suite, Breakfast & Parking Included
Best Western Plus City Center

Two Tickets to Opening Night Fiddler on the Roof
West Coast Entertainment STCU Best of Broadway Series

Two One-year Household Memberships
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

Tree & Decorations
Friends of the Symphony – Tree & Decorations Sponsors

$200 Gift Card Churchill’s Steakhouse
Friends of the Symphony

Three $50 Gift Certificates Everything In Sight
Everything in Sight – Debbi Cozza

$150 Dip Certificate
The Melting Pot
Friends of the Symphony

$100 Gift Card Anthony’s Restaurant
Friends of the Symphony

$100 Gift Card P.F. Chang’s
Friends of the Symphony

$100 Gift Certificate Owens Auction & Gallery
Jeff Owens

$50 Gift Certificate & $50 Merchandise
Bellwether Brewery – Dave Muser

$25 Gift Certificate Auntie’s Bookstore
$25 Gift Certificate Uncle’s Games Store
$25 Gift Certificate Brooklyn Deli
Lorelee Bauer & W. Doug Counsell

$15 Gift Card 1st Avenue Coffee
1st Avenue Coffee

Friends of the Symphony
Curtis and Janet Henderson
Ed and Kay Lester
Joy and Jay Moore
Patricia Morgan

#9
Home for the Holidays

Tree Sponsors
The Barkley Realty Group
Greg Barkley & Kim Hagel-Barkley

Key Donors
Dr. Larry & Linda Milsow

Contributors
Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Van Wert & Oreskovich, P.C.
Nook Interiors, Bridgit Wilson, Interior Designer
Keith, Joey & Charlie Riddle

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Fairway Independent Mortgage, Boone Plager

Tree Coordinator
Greg Barkley

Tree Decorators
Bridgit Wilson, Alissa Birdwell, Jamie Reyes & Erin Salskov

Tree Team
Greg Barkley, Kim Hagel-Barkley & Bridgit Wilson

$1,000 CASH

Custom Chair
Nook Interior, Bridgit Wilson, Interior Designer

50-Inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV
Friends of the Symphony

Breville “The Barista Express” Espresso Machine
Friends of the Symphony

Tree & Decorations
Friends of the Symphony – Tree & Decorations Sponsors

$100 Visa Gift Card
Fidelity Home Warranty
Dyson Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
Friends of the Symphony
Ring Video Doorbell
Friends of the Symphony
Nintendo Switch
Friends of the Symphony

Friends of the Symphony
Harestream, Lindsay Dickerhoof
Hart and Dilatush Pharmacy
Edward Jones Investments, Dennis Elrod
Homestaging Works, Inc., Sylvia Dunn
Stamp of Approval Home Inspections, Jerry Phillips
Spokane River Mobile Notary, Agnes Reizik
WFG Title of Eastern Washington

# 10
Adventure Awaits

Tree Sponsors
Mainstream Electric
Holliday Heating

Key Donor
American Jewelry

Contributors
Bryan & Cheryl Stone
The Upriver Lodge

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
Carol & David Borodin

Tree Coordinator
Nicole Stagg

Tree Decorator
Jennifer Rose

Tree Team
Elaine Damschen, Bailee Nebeker & Jennifer Rose

$500 CASH

Custom Jewelry Piece
American Jewelry

Tandem Skydive Gift Certificate
Skydive West Plains, Ritzville, WA

Gift Certificate for Two Guests on 7 Line Lake Coeur d’Alene Zipline
Timberline Adventures, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Two-Person White Water Raft Trip
ROW Adventures, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Two Nights Stay at “The Upriver Lodge” plus Gift Basket
The Upriver Lodge, Pritchard, ID

Custom Wire Wrap
Twisted Ellis

Tree & Decorations
Friends of the Symphony / Tree & Decorations Sponsors

 

American Flag Corn Hole Game
Patriot Woodcrafting

Diamondback HD 10×42 Binocular
SpionKop Construction, LLC.

Wooden Tables
Friends of the Symphony

Egg Chair
Wallaroos Furniture Store

Parachute Hammock
Escape Outdoors

Handmade Airplane Wall Shelf
Bill Rose

Giant Inflatable Unicorn Boat &Two-Person Inflatable Boat w/Oars
Lake Street Automotive LLC

$100 Gift Certificate
Pritchard Tavern, Wallace, ID

Pauline Haas Original Framed Art
Judy McKechan

# 11
Santa Takes a Coffee Break

Tree Sponsor
SRM Development, LLC

Key Donors
Carol & David Borodin
James Cowles

Contributor
SRM Development, LLC

Raffle Barrel Sponsor
SRM Development, LLC

Tree Coordinator
Carol Borodin

Tree Decorator
Tiffany Osborn & Macy Osborn

Tree Team
Carol Borodin & Marjorie H. Bender
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$4,000 CASH

Six $50 Gift Certificates
Amsterdam Coffee Club

Tree & Decorations
Carol & David Borodin

Friends of the Symphony

Kathy & Bruce Bixler
Jeanette Brenner – In memory of Carlene Searfoss
Martha & Robert Harvie
Kraft Insurance
Diane L. Kelly
Susan Levy
Marcy Marmont
Anita Morphy
Bob & Diane Notske
Susan Steinkamp
Dorothy Worthington