Tickets are now on sale for Fantasy Forest 2016 – A Benefit for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics, MGH Foundation’s ‘signature’ holiday fundraising event. The 2016 Fantasy Forest season will begin Friday, November 11 and run through Saturday, November 19 – with new features! It kicks-off with the Father-Daughter Dance to be held locally this year, in a magical atmosphere created at the Shelton Civic Center. And a brand new event – Barrels &Brews, will be featured as this year’s Toast to All Our Community Supporters, in an evening of fun and festivity with wine and beer tasting at Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Friday, November 18.
There’s something fun for everyone in a week of celebration, entertainment, festive libations, dining, and dancing that raises funds to benefit Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. Volunteers are also needed in a variety of areas, from event setup and coat check, to table and tree hosting, staffing the boutique gift shop, raffles and Live or Silent Auction support. To purchase tickets, attend as a volunteer, donate a gift or service, or give to the MGH Foundation in any amount, please visit our website at www.masongeneral.com/community/events/fantasy-forest. Start your holiday season on Friday, November 11 with the Father-Daughter Dance, in a new location – Shelton Civic Center – where a little princess can accompany her father on a magical evening of dancing the night away among the shimmering lights. Executive MGH&FC Chef, John Cruse Jr. CCE, CEC, will be presenting the evening meal and is sure to delight every appetite. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30, and the event ends at 10 p.m. The evening includes a Silent Auction, Fund-An-Item, and Special Raffle. Reservations are required, and tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at www.masongeneral.com.
Join us Wednesday, November 16, and be some of the first to see this year’s forest of fantasy trees, shop at the MGHF Boutique & Gift Shop, and enjoy an intimate shopping experience with friends or family. The Gift Shop is open to the public Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17 from noon to 7:45 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p. m. Tree Viewing dates and times are Wednesday, November 16, noon to 7:45 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 3 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door, recommended at $5 per person. Children age 3 and under are FREE. For information on shopping and tree viewing dates and times, please visit our website.
Thursday, November 17 features a Fashion Show & Luncheon with a unique and incredible selection of fashions presented by Pam Hanson of Cameo Boutique. The event also includes a Tree Auction, Silent Auction, and Fund-An-Item emceed by MGHF Board Member, Jeff McHargue. Ticket price includes a gourmet lunch and you will also be able to view the beautifully decorated trees and visit the Holiday Gift Shop. Doors open at 10 a.m. with Silent Auction from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The Fashion Show to follow concludes at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets are $55 per person, or $550 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets visit our website at www.masongeneral.com. For assistance with ticket purchases, contact the MGHF Office at (360) 427-3623.
On Friday, November 18 enjoy an afternoon escape at the Business Lunch & Confections Auction on the beautiful Hood Canal. Come with a friend or bring the whole office and get in the holiday spirit, dining in an atmosphere of beautifully decorated trees and bidding on over-the-top Fantasy Forest 2016 sweets! Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30, followed by the Dessert Auction, Tree Auction, and Fund-An-Item from noon to 1 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets are $50 per person, or $500 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online.
Friday evening hosts the Barrels & Brews – A Toast to All of Our Community Supporters, in Alderbrook’s enchanting holiday atmosphere. MGH Foundation celebrates and recognizes all of our community supporters for their involvement and support of our mission with a selection of beers and wines, and an offer for special overnight stay rates at the Alderbrook Resort. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the event running from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and includes a Silent Auction and Fund-An-Item. Tickets are $60 per person ($75 at the door), and guests must be 21 or older to attend (with photo ID on request). Soft seating only, reservations are required and tickets can be purchased online.
Saturday, November 19 you can once again enjoy the intimate Fantasy Forest Gift Shop which opens at 10 a.m. Tree Viewing will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Children 3 and under are always FREE.
Saturday evening, the Alderbrook Resort & Spa hosts Fantasy Forest’s final event – MGH Foundation’s Annual Grand Gala & Live Auction. Kick off the holiday season of giving by attending an enchanting evening at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Hood Canal with friends, show your support for MGH&FC, and make a difference that touches the entire community! The Gala event includes a no-host bar (black tie is optional) and Alderbrook Resort & Spa is offering special overnight stay rates. Doors open at 5 p.m., the Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the Gala Auction Program starts at 6:30. Tickets are $175 per person and $1,750 for a table of 10. Premiere tickets are $200 per person, and $2,000 for a Premiere table of 10 with guaranteed front row placement (premiere seating is limited). After October 30, single tickets (if still available) for the Gala & Live Auction must be purchased by calling the Foundation office at (360) 427-3623.
The deadline for all ticket sales is Sunday, October 30. If you have a seating preference or question regarding ticket sales or would like to volunteer, please contact Tracey Fredrick at the Foundation Office at (360) 427-3623. To order tickets online or for Alderbrook Resort & Spa’s special overnight rates go to www.MasonGeneral.com and click on Community Events. Tickets are non-refundable, and only transferrable within a 72-hour notice (or by November 4, 2016).