Monday, November 16, 2009

Frank Myers Auto Teams Up With Festival Of Trees

A used car dealership in Winston-Salem, Frank Myers Auto Maxx, has teamed up with Brenner Children's Hospital to be a supporter of The 2009 Festival of Trees. Organizers of the popular festival are also excited to announce Furnitureland South as the one of the event’s Sponsors.

The Festival of Trees began in 1988 as a modest display in three local malls. It has grown to become a holiday extravaganza that has raised over $1 million to improve healthcare in our community--proving that the Brenner Children's Hospital Festival of Trees is more than just the hottest holiday ticket in town; it is a celebration of what can happen when people work together for a greater good. Visitors stroll through a winter village full of 40 decorated trees, magnificent gingerbread houses, an assortment of specialty shops, and an array of children's activities. There are celebrity ornaments and gingerbread houses sold through silent auction and wreaths and mini-trees to purchase. The main stage features continuous live entertainment and attracts people of all ages.

“It warms my heart for my dealership ( to participate in such a fantastic event. My employees and I are also happy to see so many businesses and people who want to be a part of the Festival of Trees,” says Tracy Myers, the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “My family and our family of businesses have been a part of the Triad area for more than 82 years. It makes us feel good to give back to a community that has given us so much over the years”.

The 22nd annual Festival of Trees - a spectacular two day holiday celebration to benefit Brenner Children's Hospital – is open to the public Saturday November 21st from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday November 22nd from Noon to 5 p.m.

For an extra admission, you can attend the Exclusive Gingerbread Tea Party, on Friday, November 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Education Building on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. Tickets: $6.00 Adults, $3.00 Children 2-12 years old with TICKETS SOLD ONLY AT THE DOOR. For more information on the Festival, visit

SPONSORS NEEDED! Our special events are an integral part of our fundraising efforts. They not only raise much needed funds for the hospital but build public awareness of the Children's Hospital. As members of the Winston-Salem community we are extremely fortunate to have immediate access to a facility such as Brenner Children's Hospital. We share the joy and enthusiasm of the many community-minded friends of Brenner who have become involved in the success of the hospital. It is heartwarming to know that we can jointly make a major difference in the lives of so many. Being a sponsor of Festival of Trees provides visibility and shows your support to the children in our community. Sponsors can choose to allocate their sponsorship dollars from a wide menu of Festival of Trees offerings. Please contact Brenner Children's Hospital Development Office 336-716-7985 to find out our needs.