Presence USMC seeks volunteers for 21st Annual Festival of Trees

October 1, 2017 (Danville, IL) —Presence United Samaritans Medical Center and the 2017 Festival of Trees Steering Committee are seeking volunteers for the annual event held November 11 - 15, at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, IL. 

“We couldn't begin to create this magical event without the time and talents of our community volunteers,” states Angie Lazzell, event coordinator.  “Last year alone, volunteers devoted over 10,000 hours of planning, building, decorating and working at the Festival of Trees.”

Volunteers are needed the week prior to the Festival to assist with set-up, two days after the Festival for tear-down and during the event itself.  

To find out more about volunteer opportunities and to sign up, call 217.213.4750 to speak with the Festival of Trees volunteer chairperson Mary McMillan, you can also sign up online at or by email 

To learn more about 2017 Festival of Trees, visit the website or the Facebook page, 

The Festival of Trees benefits the outreach programs of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, including I Sing the Body Electric, the HALO Project, Faith in Action and Young Women/Men Aware. 


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