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Festival of the Trees

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This fun, Christmas-in-July Dinner & Auction features a stunning display of colorful, fully-decorated Christmas trees in their brilliant, sparkling splendor! The festive trees are accompanied by an array of silent and live auction items for your holiday and every day!

Best of all – ALL of the proceeds from this event benefit Blessing Basket’s mission to help families with children in our community!


7th Annual Festival of the Trees Dinner & Auction


Thursday, July 21st at 5:30 pm


The Palace Event Center, 2310 N Banner Rd in El Reno

How You Can Be Involved in the Festival Fun

Corporate Sponsor ~ You will have reserved seating for 6-8 employees or good friends for the delicious dinner and festivities! The cost is $450. We’ll recognize your company’s generosity in the program and in our “thank you” advertising!

Silent Auction ~ Donate items (Christmas-themed or not) for the silent auction. (We typically have individual items donated as well as themed baskets and trays. The themes do not have to be focused on the holidays.)

Christmas Tree Auction ~ Donate a decorated Christmas tree for the live auction – unleash your imagination to decorate any size tree by theme, color or creative design.

Decorate ~ Show us your artistic talents by helping us dazzle and decorate trees that have been donated.

Attend our event! ~ Individual tickets are $50 each. Not only is it a fun evening, you help us help others!

And, of course, monetary donations are always greatly appreciated!

Schedule for the Event

~ 5:30 pm ~

Cash Bar Opens

~ 6:30 pm ~


~ 7:30 pm ~

Live Auction

~ 7:15 pm ~

Silent Auction Close

For More Information

Donna Dyer at (405) 802-6275 or email

Tara Dew at (405) 262-3539 or email

Debbie Denwalt at (405) 820-4344 or email

United Way of Canadian County Community Partner

A Permanent Home

Through a partnership with the City of El Reno, we have a 99 year lease of the former “old pool house.” We appreciate this important partnership!

We are excited to get started on the renovations so we can move into our new permanent home. Then we will pursue our dream of eventually building a warehouse directly behind our new facility.

You can help us with our Capital Campaign through your one time, monthly, quarterly or annual donation. You can also donate in honor of someone special for a birthday, holiday or memorial.

Monthly Grocery Program

City of El Reno Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of El Reno has received a grant to provide assistance for individuals or families affected by Covid-19. The grant includes a variety of types of assistance such as rent/mortgage, utilities, gas and food.

Blessings Baskets is assisting with the nutrition portion of the program.

Have You Been Affected?

  • Have you had kids home from school due to quarantine or illness or school closures?
  • Have you struggled financially due to the pandemic?
  • Have you experienced a reduction of income or a loss of job?
  • Have you or a family member been sick with Covid?
  • Are you struggling to purchase groceries since prices have increased?

How to Apply

Residents in the El Reno city limits can complete the enrollment process at the Canadian County Community Action office, 203 N Bickford, 405-262-7042. You will need to take a copy of your driver’s license and proof of income.

If possible, to save time, you can start the enrollment process online. After completing the application online, you can go to the Canadian County Community Action office or come to a distribution to finalize your enrollment. Monthly distributions are made at the Freewill Baptist Church, 1505 West Elm St in El Reno from 2 to 4 p.m. The distribution dates are listed below.

2022 Covid Food Distribution Dates

  • Tuesday, January 18
  • Tuesday, February 15
  • Tuesday, March 15
  • Tuesday, April 19
  • Tuesday, May 17
  • Tuesday, June 21
  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Tuesday, September 20
  • Tuesday, October 18
  • Tuesday, November 1
  • Tuesday, November 29

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