MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mark your calendar for the Sixth Annual Friends of WVU Hospitals Festival of Trees, which will feature two events November 20 and 21 at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa.

“Mix, Mingle, and Be Merry” will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and will include dinner, the tree auction, and dancing to the music of Strizy D. Tickets for this event are $50 per person.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 families are invited to visit “Santa’s Village” to tour each station and enjoy activities, food, and fun. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Monti Bear. Attendees can choose from two sessions – 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Individual tickets are $10, and families with up to five members are $40.

Both events benefit the mission of Friends of WVU Hospitals. Over the years, Friends has provided more than $1 million in funding for a number of patient comfort and care programs, including the patient/employee communication system, a Rosenbaum Family House stay unit, the Comfort Fund and the Norma Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center, CPR Anytime training kits for local schools, scales for heart patients, defibrillators, patient supplies and transportation, and much more.  

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for the Festival of Trees. Interested parties should contact Pam Shriver at 304-598-6094 opt. 5 or at

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs and Creative Services, 304-293-7087
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