The trees were lit and the stockings were stuffed with toys, lots and lots of toys that is, as people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center on December 2 for the 28th annual Providence Festival of Trees Gala Dinner and Auction. With signature cranberry cocktails in hand, around 800 guests came adorned in sparkling dresses and tuxes for an evening of Yuletide cheer. Mr. and Mrs. Clause were spotted in the holiday village among the rows of gingerbread houses and Christmas wreathes, and th...

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