Tree celebration benefits clients

Vernon and District Association for Community Living hosts Celebration of Trees and Art Auction

Glittering Christmas trees and one of a kind art pieces are the feature attractions during the ninth annual Celebration of Trees and Art Auction Thursday.

The Vernon and District Association for Community Living event started as a way for clients of VDACL’s art program to show some of the work they were doing, and the idea soon became a seasonal hit to support some of the programming done by the organization.

There will be a wide variety of silent auction items, and a live auction with Vernon auctioneer Kevin Rothwell selling exquisitely decorated trees and original artworks created by VDACL program teams.

The event happens Thursday at the Best Western Vernon Lodge, with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. There is an auction and dancing to follow.

For tickets ($35), contact VDACL at vdacl@shawcable.com or 250-542-2374.

The Vernon and District Association for Community Living is a non-profit, community-based organization, serving persons with developmental disabilities in Vernon and the surrounding communities.

Founded in 1955, VDACL is the oldest organization of its nature in Vernon.

The association serves more than 200 participants, offers 13 distinctive programs and employs more than 70 staff members.