The Oregon Convention Center was aglitter on the evening of December 2 for the 27th annual Providence Festival of Trees Gala Dinner and Auction. Some 800 guests, decked out in festive gowns and gold-flecked tuxedos poured in, visions of Christmas trees dancing in their heads. From afar, the scene mirrored a more stylish Santa’s village at the North Pole. Perfectly wrapped gifts were stacked neatly under the trees, dining room tables dripped with tinsel and ice, and if you ...

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