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Toys and gifts pour out from underneath a characteristically mesmerizing Christmas tree at the Providence Festival of Trees gala.

Linda Wright
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Chair of the 2009 Festival of Trees, Linda Wright, takes a moment to catch her breath alongside husband Jerry Wright.

Michelle Shaefer
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Michelle Shaefer, Randy Tilley, and Megan Kaiyala are among the 800 lucky guests at the Providence Festival of Trees gala held December 2 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Guests partake of wine and spirits as they browse the Christmas trees during the silent auction.

Howard Hedinger
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Howard Hedinger poses with tree decorator Macy Bishop, who created the look for tree number 29 titled “Let’s Sing and Play, It’s a Gymboree Holiday.”

Charlie Cook
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Charlie Cook and Kristie Conder peruse the silent auction items.

Auctioneer
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Adorned with a festive hat, auctioneer Steve Talbot kicks off the live bidding on the Christmas trees.

Ann Blank
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Ann Blank and Patti Laumand bask in the Yuletide splendor.

Bob and Sharon Miller
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Sharon and Bob Miller, of Miller Family Holdings, the presenting sponsor of 2009 Providence Festival of Trees. The couple feels right at home in this winter wonderland.

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Renee Stineman, Ken Antell, Anne Foster, and Junki Yoshida are in the mood for a group hug.

Marci Walsh
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Marci Walsh, the daughter of foundation board members and major donors Wes and Nancy Lematta, has a radiant smile for the camera—and for husband David Walsh.

Vickey and Randy Jurgens
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Vickey and Randy Jurgens of Jon R. Jurgens & Associates, sponsored tree number 17 titled “Ho! Ho! And Away!”

Patsy McKellan
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Patsy McKelligon, Lynn Loacker, and Sho Dozono sit down to an elegant dinner at the Providence Festival of Trees gala.

Dave Salesky
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Festival of Trees host Dave Salesky, KATU-TV’s busy weatherman, is ready for his close-up.

Silent Auction
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Guests admire the array of decorative wreaths in the silent auction.

Children's Tree
Linda Wright
Michelle Shaefer
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Howard Hedinger
Charlie Cook
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