Glorious Holiday Trees

Frenzied bidding for holiday decorations lights up the night at Trees of Hope gala

Frenzied bidding for holiday decor ups the ante at Trees of Hope gala

News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Heather Holmes, Melanie Rothwell, Roseann Rogers
Trees of Hope chairs Heather Holmes, Melanie Rothwell, Roseann Rogers. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015  Star of Hope gift form the Heart Tree
Gift from the Heart tree purchased for families living at Star of Hope. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Jim Smith, Sherry Smith
Jim Smith, Sherry Smith. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 ,Julie Gutierrez, Eric Gutierrez
Julie Gutierrez, Eric Gutierrez/ © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Steve Smith, Martha Hunt, Jim Hunt
Steve Smith with honorees Martha Hunt and Jim Hunt. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015  Jo Ann Petersen, Bob George
Jo Ann Petersen, Bob George. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Reggie Smith, Leigh Smith
Reggie Smith, Leigh Smith. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Lesha Elsenbrook, Tom Elsenbrook
Lesha Elsenbrook, Tom Elsenbrook. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 American Girl Tree
American Girl tree. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Brent Milan, Lara Bell
Brent Milam, Lara Bell. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, David Dilger, Jaime Dilger
David Dilger, Jaime Dilger. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Sheila Partin, Larry Hill, Suzy Hill
Sheila Partin, Larry Hill, Suzy Hill. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Deborah Waheed, Robin Klaes, Deborah Harper
Deborah Waheed, Robin Klaes, Deborah Harper. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Heather Holmes, Melanie Rothwell, Roseann Rogers
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015  Star of Hope gift form the Heart Tree
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Jim Smith, Sherry Smith
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 ,Julie Gutierrez, Eric Gutierrez
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Steve Smith, Martha Hunt, Jim Hunt
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015  Jo Ann Petersen, Bob George
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Reggie Smith, Leigh Smith
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Lesha Elsenbrook, Tom Elsenbrook
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 American Girl Tree
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015 Brent Milan, Lara Bell
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, David Dilger, Jaime Dilger
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Sheila Partin, Larry Hill, Suzy Hill
News, Shelby, Trees of Hope, Nov. 2015, Deborah Waheed, Robin Klaes, Deborah Harper

What: Trees of Hope gala.

Where: Omni Houston Hotel.

The 411: Star of Hope programs for homeless families were enriched by $675,000 thanks to table purchases and lively bidding on holiday decorations, including fanciful Christmas trees, that were available for the high bidder to take home. Highlight of the giving was when the Gift from the Heart Tree, purchased for Star of Hope families, sold several times, sending proceeds soaring.

Trees of Hope president Heather Holmes chaired the jolly evening along with Roseann Rogers and Melanie Rothwell. Key players in the night were emcee Steve Smith and honorees Martha and Jim Hunt.

Who: Carmen and Butch Mach, Courtney and Bill Toomey, Charlie Thomas, Robin and Danny Klaes, Scott Rothwell, Richard Holmes, Dr. Aashish Shah, Lisa and John Stoika, Sherry and Jim Smith, Jo Ann Petersen and Doris and Terry Looper.

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