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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.
Dale & Marily Hoots - Title Sponsors
Dale & Marily Hoots - Title Sponsors
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 integrated disciplinary 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.
CoBank - Gala Sponsor
CoBank - Gala Sponsor
CoBank 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.
Bobbo & Dr. Lori Cudone - Gala Sponsor
Bobbo & Dr. Lori Cudone - Gala Sponsor
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 - Gala Sponsor
First Mid - Gala Sponsor
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A.; First Mid Wealth Management Co.; 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 $3.4 billion community-focused organization headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois, that provides financial services through a network of 58 banking centers in 42 Illinois and Missouri communities and a loan production office in the greater Indianapolis area. Our talented team is comprised of more than 700 men and women who take great pride in First Mid, their work and their ability to serve our customers. 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 stock is traded in the NASDAQ under the symbol “FMBH”.
Leslie Hill - Gala Sponsor
Leslie Hill - Gala Sponsor
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 20th 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 15, 16 & 17.

The 2018 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 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 2018.

2018 Sponsors

Principle Media Sponsor
Consolidated Communications

Title Sponsor
Dale & Marilyn Hoots
Gala Sponsors
BSA LifeStructures
Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative & CoBank
Bobbo & Dr. Lori Cudone
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
Leslie Hill

Memory Star Tree
Title Sponsors       
The Cromwell Group - WMCI, The Axe, The Party & Victory

2018 Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Wine & Cheese reception:
4:45-5:45 – Gerald Stanford
5:45-6:45 – Lisa O’Dell
Thursday, Nov. 15 – Friends Night Out
CD music
Friday, Nov. 16 – Festival area:
10:00 – Terry Coulton and Glenna Murphy
11:00 – Mattoon H.S. Green Wave Singers
12:00 – Floyd Phillips
2:00 – Charleston Consort
3:00 – 5:00 – Charleston Music Ensembles
5:00 – East Central Harmony Chorus
6:00 – CCC Sax Quartet
7:00 – Sentimental Journey
Friday, Nov. 16 – Lobby
10:00 – Ben Druffle
11:00 – Ellen Stitt
12:00 – break
1:00 – Gayle Cox
2:00 – Suellen Garner
Saturday, Nov. 17 – Festival
9:00 – Ben Druffle
10:00 – East Central Harmony Chorus
11:00 – Sandy Ernst
12:00 – Marge Woodall

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 15, 2018

6 to 8 pm

10 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Doors Open
     10:00 AM

  • Cookies with Claus 
    3:00 PM

  • Close
     8:00 PM

9 am to 1 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018

  • Doors Open
     9:00 AM

  • Cookies with Claus
     9:00 AM

  • Close
     1:00 PM