Festival of Trees Gala, Luncheon & Fashion Show to benefit Rockwall County Helping Hands

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 9, 2020) Mark your calendars as preparations are underway for Rockwall County Helping Hands’ 11th Annual Festival of Trees Luncheon & Fashion Show (Friday, Nov. 13) and Festival of Trees Gala (Saturday, Nov. 14) at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront.  Entry and seating will be limited and CDC guidelines followed.

If you’ve never experienced the Festival of Trees, it’s a magical, festive weekend as our community comes together in spirit of the season for a common cause – the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those fortunate.

The Gala, which runs from 6:30 to midnight Saturday, Nov. 14, includes a live auction, raffle, and of course – a winter wonderland of donated trees and wreaths. All trees and wreaths will be decorated by Rockwall area businesses and organizations. The one-of-a-kind trees and wreaths, combined with holiday entertainment, create an exciting, festive weekend you won’t want to miss.

Here’s a look at last year’s gala: 

Cocktail hour will be at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. The benefit auction begins at 8:30. Shop the Holiday Market and trees from 6 to 8. Cocktail attire.

To buy tickets, visit www.rhhdinner.muradbid.com. *Seating is limited. Tables will be socially distanced and masks required when not seated at your table.

Back by popular demand, Cynthia Smoot will host the annual Festival of Trees Fashion Show and this year will be joined by co-host Courtney Kerr. The runway will be filled with fashions from The Helping Hands Thrift Store and Boutique as models strut the runway with sounds by “DJ LC”-Lamont Carlis!

Here’s a look at last year’s fun:

Reserve your table now at: rhhluncheon.muradbid.com

For questions or more information, contact Melody Hail at

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