Hospice’s Festival of Trees moving to new venue

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is moving to a new venue. The annual decorated tree display and fundraiser will be Nov. 23-Dec. 6 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

“We’re excited about the change of venue. The North Carolina Aquarium offers a totally unique setting for the trees,” David Howell, Lower Cape Fear Hospice development manager, said. “The decorated trees will be dispersed throughout the lower and upper mezzanine area among the aquatic displays. The expanded space also will allow us to add more trees to the festival.”

“Another change is there will be no admission fee for the festival,” Howell added. “When you purchase regular admission to the aquarium, it includes Festival of Trees.”

Festival hours will be the same as the aquarium: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission prices range from $8.95 to $10.95. Children ages 2 and younger and NC Aquarium Society members get in free. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a discount.

Hospice volunteers will be on hand during the festival to provide information about the event and Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s services and programs.

Proceeds from Cape Fear Festival of Trees go to work immediately to provide hospice services and programs to the community.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Howell at 796-7942 or email David.Howell@lcfh.org. For more information about the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, visit http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides healthcare and comfort to people with advanced illnesses; support and counseling to families; and education in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties in North Carolina, and Horry County in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.lcfh.org or facebook.com/lcfhospice.