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Press Releases

'Tis the Season to Give and Celebrate

Nov. 4, 2014

The sixth annual Barton Health Festival of Trees and Lights will take place December 3 through 7 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. Locals and visitors alike are invited to attend this family-friendly, holiday festival. The Festival of Trees and Lights is the Barton Foundation’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds support the health and wellbeing of the South Lake Tahoe Community.

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Cocktail Contest Draws a Thirsty Crowd

Sep. 25, 2014

Last night, September 24, was a festive and lively evening at the 5th annual Barton Foundation Signature Cocktail Contest. More than 200 people came down to Riva Grill to sample unique Tahoe Blue Vodka cocktails made by local bartenders.

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Lake Tahoe Festival of Trees & Lights Raises More Than $55,000 for Barton Memorial Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center

Jan. 2, 2013

The fourth annual Lake Tahoe Festival of Trees and Lights is growing. During its inaugural year in 2009, the Festival saw about 1,800 attendees, and raised more than $45,000 for the expansion and renovation of Barton’s Community Clinic.

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Festival of Trees & Lights Fundraiser Dedicated to South Lake Tahoe’s Only Emergency Department and Future Level III Trauma Center

Nov. 27, 2012

Barton Foundation’s fourth annual Festival of Trees and Lights will begin this Thursday, Nov. 29 and run through Sunday, Dec. 2 at Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa, Convention Center.

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Media Coverage

Local bartenders to mix up specialties for Barton fundraiser

Aug. 24, 2015

Sample Tahoe’s newest cocktail creations at the sixth annual Signature Cocktail Contest. Hosted by the Barton Foundation, the community event will take place Wednesday, September 23 at the Riva Grill at 5:30 p.m.

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Family Night at Festival of Trees and Lights

Nov. 4, 2014

Stroll through a holiday wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights on decorated Christmas trees and holiday decor! Vote for your favorite tree in the Festival's "People's Choice Award" contest. Settle down to watch the entertainment, bid in the silent auction, enter the raffle, get a family photo with Santa, and take the kids to Teddy Bear Hospital.

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Thank You! Festival of Trees and Lights A Success

Dec. 13, 2013 | by Kindle Craig

This year’s Festival of Trees and Lights was once again a huge success. The six-day event is a collaborative effort between Barton Health staff, community and Auxiliary volunteers, and sponsors.

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Decking the halls for the Festival of Trees and Lights

Dec. 4, 2013

Winter Wonderland hits the South Shore today as Barton Health’s Festival of Trees and Lights opens in the Convention Center at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

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Donations pour in for Barton Foundation at cocktail contest

Oct. 3, 2013 | by Tahoe Daily Tribune

Every great bartender has two similar characteristics: the ability to make a great drink and charisma to charm a cobra. Both of these traits will be wholly on display at the Barton Foundation’s Signature Cocktail Contest at Riva Grill Sept. 12.

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Festival of Trees & Lights press contact: Sara Conrad, 530.543.5909 or sconrad@bartonhealth.org

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The Festival is held the first weekend of December inside the Montbleu Resort Convention Center. Designers and volunteers work feverishly for days before the event to transform the Convention Center into a holiday wonderland!


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