James Bond is coming to Shelton. Mason General Hospital Foundation’s signature holiday event, Fantasy Forest, returns to Little Creek Casino Resort this November, with the sleek and glamourous world of 007 and international espionage serving as the backdrop. Once again featuring the popular events Father Daughter Night Out, Business Luncheon & Confections Auction, Barrels & Brews, and Gala and Live Auction; Fantasy Forest promises a week full of festive celebrating, holiday cheer and the spirit of giving back to Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics.
From 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the Shelton Civic Center, Father Daughter Night Out serves as the kickoff event for Fantasy Forest. The event includes dinner, a silent auction, gift shop and portrait packages offered by Cooper Studios. Tickets for the open seating event cost $40 per person.
Throughout the rest of Fantasy Forest, Little Creek Casino Resort Event Center will be transformed into a holiday wonderland that will pay homage to James Bond-007. Yesteryear Car Club and other local donors have contributed vintage cars, including a Jaguar, Maserati and motorcycle sidecar that will be on display at the event center throughout the weekend of Nov. 22-23.
Members of the business community and their loved ones are invited to attend the annual Business Luncheon & Confections Auction, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Little Creek Casino Resort’s event center. The event includes lunch and a dessert auction with emcee Whitney Jones, Mason General Hospital Foundation’s board president and Fantasy Forest chair. Tickets cost $50 per person, $325 for a table of eight and $400 for a table of 10.
Barrels & Brews: A Toast to Our Community Supporters begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Little Creek Casino Resort. The Varmints will perform once again this year, while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and tastings from local breweries, distilleries and wineries. Confirmed partners include Bent Bine Brew Co. from Belfair, Hardware Distillery from Hoodsport, Walter Dacon Wines from Shelton, Keyhole Valley Brewing in Shelton and Mount Olympus Brewing Company from Aberdeen. Tickets cost $50 per person and guests must be 21 and older to attend.
Fantasy Forest culminates with the annual Gala and Live Auction, starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Little Creek Casino Resort. This glamourous event will feature a no host bar, dinner, silent auction, live auction with a professional auctioneer and emcee Jeff Slakey of iFIBERONE News Radio. A Fund-An-Item appeal will be made to support new medical equipment at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets cost $175 per person or $200 per person for premier front row seating. Table tickets are also available.
If you cannot attend Fantasy Forest, consider giving a donation to Mason General Hospital Foundation or volunteering for Fantasy Forest. To purchase tickets, download a volunteer registration form and view more information, visit https://www.masongeneral.com/community/events/fantasy-forest.