The 23rd annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Holiday Festival, themed Comfort and Joy, will be enjoyed from the comfort of home as a virtual event again this year. Share the wonder of Holiday Festival through our exciting virtual affair, featuring a wide variety of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, holiday décor and specialty items.
The online auction site features more than 100 items, decorated by area residents, businesses and Sarah Bush Lincoln employees. These Silent Auction items, including the always popular 4-foot trees and home décor items, are available for preview starting at 8 am Monday, November 8, with bidding available from 8 am, Wednesday, November 10, until 8 pm, Monday, November 15.
The Festival will host a Live Auction Event in place of its annual Gala, which features 13 elite items. These items will be available for bid starting at 8 am on Friday, November 12, with final bids taken during the Live Auction Event from 6 to 7 pm on Sunday, November 14. For a $100 chance, one lucky winner will get to choose any one of the Live Auction items as their prize. Stokes Auctioneer Shelby Stokes will ensure a fun time as people place their final bids from the comfort of their homes. To participate in the Live Auction, a $50 donation can be made on the auction website or by calling the SBL Health Foundation at 217 258-2511.
Net proceeds from this year’s Holiday Festival will support the greatly anticipated Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospice House, which will offer dignity and comfort to people in the end stages of terminal illnesses, while supporting families and individuals as they celebrate their loved ones’ lives and lovingly support them through their final passage.
Memory Star ornaments offer participants an opportunity to honor a loved one and support the endowment for Sarah Bush Lincoln’s new Hospice House. Purchase a Memory Star for $30 or make a tribute gift to help the Hospice House extend its services to patients and families throughout its 20-county service area by contacting the SBL Health Foundation at 217 258-2511. Memory Stars can also be purchased at www.sarahbush.org/holidayfestival. The order deadline is November 15. Memory Star ornaments will be mailed in early December.
For more information about the Festival, contact Kim Lockart, event coordinator, at 217 258-2511 or visit www.sarahbush.org/holiday festival. Text SBLHS to 56651 to register to bid on silent auction items or to make a donation to the SBL Hospice House.