To say the least, the 2017 Canyon County Festival of Trees was an amazing success, thanks in a small part to my wife's inability to stop bidding on trees while I wasn't looking.

I'm not sure if we have a problem, last year my wife purchased the Snake River Stampede Whiskey tree. This year, she purchased the tree her company designed and decorated with Pendelton Whiskey. Happy Holidays to me, she doesn't even like whiskey.

This years tree purchase included over 200 mini bottles of whiskey, three large bottles of whiskey, a raft, a golf bag, fire pit, assorted t-shirts and vests plus a large assortment of glasses and bar items with Pendelton Whiskey's name on them. Yes, she paid a lot for the tree, but I got over $1,000 in booze and it is for a great cause. Plus, this same tree sold for $2,000 more last year, so it's like we got it on sale. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

The two most expensive trees sold for $7,500 each. One of those trees was a huge barging because it also came with $10,000 in gift cards from various restaurants and businesses in the Treasure Valley. The Lego's Dutch Bros Tree sold for $5,100. It included a $500 Dutch Bros. card

The Canyon County Festival of Trees benefits the Meals on Wheels program in Nampa and Caldwell and this years festival was the biggest and most successful ever, with Breakfast with Santa, Paint and Sip and the Gala and Auction all being completely sold out. Over $100,000 was raised for the Meals on Wheels program this year.

Here are a few pictures of some of my favorite trees from this years awesome festivities. Please keep in mind that this is a yearly event and consider making time next year for you or your company to design a tree for the auction. It was great seeing you all my wife and I look forward to seeing you all again next year.





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