Assistance League of Bend’s largest fundraiser for its many philanthropies began in 1995 as Festival of Trees. The 2018 “Silver Gala” will celebrate the Assistance League of Bend’s 25th anniversary as a chapter. Popular local band Precious Byrd will provide the entertainment at this premier event.
Each Gala has a fun theme — such Dickens Village, Roaring 20s, Boots, Buckles and Bling, and Hawaiian Holiday — that inspires the decorations and entertainment. In past years, the Gala has been held in Sunriver, Broken Top Golf Club, Seventh Mountain Resort, and for the last several years at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, always right before the holiday season begins in November. The Gala of Trees, as it became to be known, features a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, fabulous themed decorations and plenty of festivity. Funds raised in the community stay in the community.