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2017 Festival of Trees

November 11-19

Northland Mall, Sterling, IL

The Festival of Trees, a staple event in the Sauk Valley and in the history of Hospice of the Rock River Valley, will be returning to Northland Mall in 2017. A wonderful display of local talent and holiday items will be on display for sale and/or auction.


Funds raised from the Hospice of the Rock River Valley Festival of Trees helps meet the challenge of providing programs of care, comfort and compassion to patients and families coping with serious illness, death and grief.


We are very grateful for our contributors and hope for your continued or renewed participation in this holiday event.

Schedule of Events

(events are subject to change)




Saturday, Nov. 11                                Country Store opens at Northland Mall

                                                                    The store is filled with holiday crafts, decorations and gifts for everyone on your

                                                                    shopping list, including a large selection of fresh baked holiday treats daily.

                                                                    Hours:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11

                                                                                  Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12

                                                                                  10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday, Nov. 13-18

                                                                                  Noon t0 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19


Saturday, Nov. 11                                Festival of Trees Gala

                                                                    6 p.m., Timber Creek Golf Club, Dixon, IL

                                                                    To make reservations call 815-625-3858

                                                                     Invitation Information


Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-19        Festival of Trees Country Store Open

                                                                    Northland Mall, Sterling, IL


Sunday-Monday, Nov. 12-13          Festival of Trees Decorator Set-Up

                                                                    Northland Mall, Sterling, IL


Tuesday, Nov. 14                                 Festival of Trees Opening Day

                                                                    Northland Mall is filled with decorated trees ranging in size from 3 ft. to 7 ft.,

                                                                    designed and crafted by local individuals and groups. All trees are available for

                                                                    auction during the week. There is also a variety of items along with table settings

                                                                    up for auction all week.

                                                                    Hours:  10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, Nov. 14-18

                                                                                  Noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19


                                                                    Noon: Sterling Noon Rotary Club Meets

                                                                    5 p.m.: String A Longs - Dulcimer Music

                                                                    6 p.m.: Woodlawn Arts Academy - Piano Music

                                                                    7 p.m.: Piano Music - Sister Philomene


Wednesday, Nov. 15                           10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Festival of Trees Open

                                                                    6 p.m.: Z & She Dance Studio


Thursday, Nov. 16                               10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Festival of Trees Open

                                                                    6 p.m.: Christ Lutheran School Choir

                                                                    7 p.m.: Woodlawn Arts Academy - Piano Students


Friday, Nov. 17                                     10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Festival of Trees Open

                                                                    6 p.m.: Story Spinners - "Christmas Tales"


Saturday, Nov. 18                                10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Festival of Trees Open

                                                                    11 a.m.: Still Cruzin' Line Dancers

                                                                    Noon: Centerstage Dance Studio

                                                                    1 p.m.: Julie Dale Dance Company

                                                                    2 p.m.: Shelly's Dance Studio


Sunday, Nov. 19                                   Noon-3 p.m.: Festival of Trees Open

                                                                    2 p.m..: Table Settings & Silent Auction Items Ends

                                                                    2:30 p.m.: Friendship Tree Auction Ends

                                                                    3 p.m.: Large Tree Auction Ends, Country Store & Festival of Trees Closes




Complete Schedule of Events including Entertainment - CHECK HERE


** Schedule subject to change.



Sponsored by



Why become involved with the Festival of Trees?


The Festival of Trees:

• A tradition in the Sauk Valley area for over 25 years

• Thousands of attendees

• Support hospice services to those in need

• Any size contribution is welcome and appreciated

• Provides business tax deductions as allowed by IRS regulations


Sponsorships are available for specific areas of the Festival of Trees. All donations regardless of size are welcome and appreciated.


CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Opportunities

How do I decorate a tree or other item for the Festival of Trees?


Anyone or any group may decorate a tree or item for the Festival of Trees. We have several areas that may be of interest to you:

Large Trees (4' and up) - Chairperson Karen Voss

Friendship Trees (3' and under) - Chairperson Brenda VanHorn

Table Settings - Chairperson Jodi Woessner

• Wreaths and Other Holiday Pieces - (call HRRV)


For more information about specific areas, please contact the chairperson or call Hospice of the Rock River Valley at 815-625-3858.

Tree of Memories - Memorial Ornaments


Each year the Festival of Trees debuts a newly designed Memorial Ornament which is available for order/purchase and is displayed on the Tree of Memories during the week of the Festival of Trees at Northland Mall.


Ornaments can purchased in honor of or in memory of a loved one(s). The name of your loved one(s) will be placed on the ornament & displayed next to the Tree of Memories. Ornaments are also a nice gift to give a friend or relative.


Ornaments can be preordered now or purchased during the Festival of Trees, November 14-19 at Northland Mall.


CLICK HERE to see the 2017 Design


CLICK HERE for an Order Form


For more information, please contact Hospice of the Rock River Valley at 815-625-3858.


Tree of Memories Sponsored by



Caring Fund

How do I contribute an item to the live or silent auction?


Making a donation to the Festival of Trees auctions is a unique marketing opportunity to promote your business. We are seeking items for our auctions and ask you to consider making a donation of an item(s) or perhaps a monetary donation. If a monetary donation is sent, HRRV will purchase an item for auction in your business/individual name.


CLICK HERE for Live/Silent Auction Form

How can I contribute to the

Country Store?


Crafts, cash donations and baked goods are all welcome and needed to help make the Country Store a success. To make a contribution please contact the following:

Craft Donations - Chairperson Julie Woessner


Baked Goods Donations - Chairperson Deb Kinnicutt


Cash Donations - Send to RRHH, 2706 Avenue E,

                                                 Suite B, Sterling, IL 61081


For additional questions, call Hospice of the Rock River Valley at 815-625-3858.


Country Store Sponsored by

Sterling Federal Bank

Gala Evening


The Festival of Trees will kick off with the Gala Evening & Auctions on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Timber Creek Golf & Banquets in Dixon, IL.


The sit down dinner event is a great way to support the Festival of Trees & Hospice of the Rock River Valley. The evening features silent auction items, live auction items and a wonderful dessert auction.


CLICK HERE for the Invitation & Response Card


For more information, please contact Hospice of the Rock River Valley at 815-625-3858.


Gala Sponsored by

For more information or questions, please call 815-625-3858 or email Karen.


(815) 625-3858
Fax (815) 625-6152
2706 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081

Please give what you can and help us make a difference for families in our communities.

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