2023 Festival of Wreaths to Kick Off the Holiday Season

Benefiting Copper Mountain College Students

SStarted in 2010, Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Festival of Wreaths has exploded into the holiday kickoff event of the Morongo Basin. The Bell Center transforms into a winter wonderland the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 19, 2023. Over 50 Local businesses, service clubs and individuals create magnificent one-of-a-kind wreaths, centerpieces, and trees all for sale to benefit the students of Copper Mountain College.

Sandy Smith, Executive Director of the Copper Mountain College Foundation, says, “This is an event we look forward to all year long. It has become the unofficial start of the holiday season here in the Morongo Basin. It’s a time for our old friends to come by the college, time to introduce new friends to our campus and students, time to celebrate, and of course, time to raise money to help our local college students. Our community is so very generous and that is magnified during the holidays. The businesses and organizations that create these wreaths, centerpieces, and trees pour their hearts into making them to wow and amaze. And every year they get better and better! I hope everyone can join us on November 19 to enjoy the goodwill that overflows from this event.”

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For the price of a ticket, $10 at the door or online at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/cmcfow guests immerse themselves in the holiday spirit. Holiday music plays, plates are passed, friends visit, and then the live auction kicks in with fantastical wreaths, centerpieces, and ornaments to be auctioned off to raise money for CMC students. The wreaths are not only gorgeous but are also full of gift cards and certificates, jewelry, electronics, hotel stays, even cash! Also included in the activities is a silent auction, a raffle wreath, dessert auction, and holiday card sale with seasonal artwork created by Copper Mountain College students. Doors open at 2 p.m. to view the unique creations with bidding beginning at 3 p.m. There is a cash bar, small bites and desserts available for guests.

Check out the CMC Foundation wreath page at https://cmcfow.wordpress.com/ to view past events as well as keep up with the 2023 creations.

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