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Consolidated Communications - Media Sponsor
Consolidated Communications - Media Sponsor
Consolidated Communications is a leading business and broadband communications provider serving customers across an 11-state service area. We provide advanced communication solutions to business and residential customers across our fiber-rich network. We are dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how our customers work and live. We pride ourselves on delivering a better experience by putting our customers’ needs first; building a stronger community through employee volunteerism and company giving; and evolving and innovating to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers.
BSA LifeStructures - Gala Sponsor
BSA LifeStructures - Gala Sponsor
BSA LifeStructures designs facilities that support, enhance and inspire healing, learning and discovery. Facilities that are LifeStructures. Our multidisciplinary efforts with visionary healthcare, higher education and research clients achieve measurable outcomes through metrics-driven design solutions. Together, we create inspired solutions that improve lives. Philosophy BSA LifeStructures pursues a collaborative process that relies on user and community input to create facilities that support and enhance the important work being done within them. With the firm’s multidisciplinary staff, we create purposeful and outcome-focused environments where the impact of design is measured in performance gains. Dedicated to progressive and sustainable design, the firm has designed a number of LEED-certified buildings, as well as facilities planned to accommodate the future growth and evolution of the institutions that use them. With offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Raleigh and St. Louis, BSA LifeStructures has grown for three decades by not simply designing buildings, but by providing inspired solutions that improve lives.
CoBank - Gala Sponsor
CoBank - Gala Sponsor
oBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture and the nation's rural economy. In addition to serving its direct retail borrowers, the bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving approximately 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.
Coles-Moultrie - Gala Sponsor
Coles-Moultrie - Gala Sponsor
Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative (CMEC) has more than 9,500 members and an electrical distribution system stretching more than 1,900 miles, with a net utility plant value of more than $54,000,000. Members are served in Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Piatt and Shelby Counties in addition to the two original Counties of Moultrie and Coles. We provide electrical service to more than 8,000 residential members, 850 small commercial members, and large commercial members such as Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, manufacturing facilities such as Mattoon Precision, Inc. and Mid-State Tank Company, plus educational facilities such as Lake Land College and the Arland D. Williams, Jr. School in Mattoon.
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust - Gala Sponsor
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust - Gala Sponsor
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A.; First Clover Leaf Bank, N.A.; Mid-Illinois Data Services, Inc.; and First Mid Insurance Group. The bank was first chartered in 1865 and has since grown into a more than $2.8 billion community-focused organization that provides financial services through a network of 53 banking centers in 37 communities. Our talented team is comprised of over 600 men and women who take great pride in First Mid, their work and their ability to serve our customers. Our stock is traded in The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “FMBH.” Our Mission is to fulfill the financial needs of our communities with exceptional personal service, professionalism and integrity, and deliver meaningful value and results for customers and shareholders. Our Vision is to be a nimble, community banking team committed to quality and growth for the benefit of all our stakeholders. Our Strategy is to operate as a customer-focused organization; to recruit and retain a well-educated, quality staff; to invest in our communities; to build technological capabilities which will better serve the next generation of customers; to achieve long term consistent growth; and to produce levels of profitability that provide the resources necessary to reinvest in the bank.
Meadowview Golf Course - Gala Sponsor
Meadowview Golf Course - Gala Sponsor
Prepare yourself for one of Illinois’ best golfing experiences. Our championship course is a pleasure for golfers of every skill, with four sets of tees to match. Meadowview will challenge you while providing a relaxing and picturesque backdrop, perfect for what will be a truly rewarding round of golf. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game. All in all, our goal is to provide you with a quality experience that includes exceptional service and a comfortable atmosphere.
The Cromwell Group, Inc. - Memory Tree Title Sponsor
The Cromwell Group, Inc. - Memory Tree Title Sponsor
The Cromwell Group, Inc. is a privately held company with its corporate office in Nashville, Tennessee. As of August 2016 the company manages affiliates operating 31 radio stations in six markets: Decatur, Effingham, Mattoon, Vandalia, Owensboro/Tell City, and Nashville and in four states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Event Description

Ed Center

The holiday season is just around the corner and plans are well underway for the 19th annual Festival of Trees at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and home decor will once again adorn the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education this November 16, 17 & 18.

The 2017 Festival will include cash-and-carry items such as fresh wreaths and centerpieces from Hager Tree Farm in Charleston; employee-decorated tabletop trees and wreaths; an expanded retail section and themed gift packages. A silent auction of 4-foot trees, centerpieces and home décor, and Cookies with Claus, an area designed just for children, will round out the event.

The highlight of the Festival will be our Saturday evening Gala featuring a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner and live auction of trees, wreaths and specialty items, all designed by area individuals or groups to support "Life...Nothing Beats It.", a Capital Campaign to support construction of the new Cardiology Center. Last year’s event raised more than $120,000 and Gala tickets were a quick sell out -- we expect nothing less in 2017.

2017 Sponsors

Festival Title Sponsors
Ervin Equipment Inc.
Dale & Marilyn Hoots

Principle Media Sponsor
Consolidated Communications
Gala Sponsors
BSA LifeStructures
Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative & CoBank
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
Meadowview Golf Course

Memory Star Tree
Title Sponsors       
The Cromwell Group - WMCI, The Axe, The Party & Victory
Festival Sponsors
Adams Funeral Chapel
Adams Memorials
Anderson Electric, Inc.
Dr. Lori & Bobbo Cudone
Jerry & Lana Esker
Leslie Hill
Laborers Local 159
Doug & Tracey McCord
Sonny & Diana Oakley, APN, FNP-BC
Slumberland - Scott & Samanta Eggleston
Event Sponsors
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home
In Memory of Douglas Owen Shank
Stanfield Auction Co.
Friends of the Festival   
Wendell & Carol Adams
Terry & Ann Bacon
Stacey Birdsong - Thrivent Financial
Doug & Sally Bock
Craig & Craig, LLC
William Hill, Ph.D
Leon & Karen Huffmaster
Vaughn & Ruth Jaenike
Judy James
Linda K. Keeler
Ron & Sue Leathers
Matt & Joyce Madigan
Dr. Gary & Kathy Mikel
Dr. Charly & Nancy Nguyen
Hank & Jill Nilsen
Jerry & Donna Pinnell
Dr. Michael & Ruth Smith
Steve & Jackie Swango
Gary & Jennifer Swearingen

2017 Entertainment Schedule


Event Details


Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education
(located on the north side of the main building)
1000 Health Center Dr
Mattoon, IL, 61938

Event Contact

Kimberly Lockart

Friends Night Out
Thursday, November 16, 2017

6 to 8 pm

10 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Doors Open
    10:00 AM

  • Cookies with Claus
    3:00 PM

  • Close
     8:00 PM

9 am to 1 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Doors Open
     9:00 AM

  • Cookies with Claus
     9:00 AM

  • Close
     1:00 PM