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Roaring '20s Party Kicks Off Ann's Place Festival Of Trees In Danbury

The Festival of Trees will kick off Nov. 17 with  a Prohibition Tree Party at the Matrix Banquet & Conference Center in Danbury.
The Festival of Trees will kick off Nov. 17 with a Prohibition Tree Party at the Matrix Banquet & Conference Center in Danbury. Photo Credit: File
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers will perform some hot jazz for guests at the Prohibition Tree Party Nov. 17 at the Matrix Banquet & Conference Center in Danbury.
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers will perform some hot jazz for guests at the Prohibition Tree Party Nov. 17 at the Matrix Banquet & Conference Center in Danbury. Photo Credit: Facebook (Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers)

DANBURY, Conn. -- The 14th Annual Festival of Trees, an Ann's Place cancer benefit, will kick off Thursday with a Prohibition Tree Party at the Matrix Banquet & Conference Center in Danbury.

Special evening entertainment to celebrate Ann’s Place 25th anniversary will be provided by Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, a Brooklyn-based 1920s vintage hot jazz band.

Press reviews credit the band for creating vintage ambiance with a mellow vibe and a passionate dedication to the style of early American jazz.

The Festival Leadership Board advises guests to arrive at 6:30 p.m., so they wont miss any of the evening's festivities. In keeping with Thursday’s “bathtub gin" Prohibition-era theme, Waterworks is donating a Savoy claw-foot tub as an auction gift.

The four-day cancer support fundraiser for Ann's Place will be from Nov. 17-20. Other festival events will include Friday Seniors Day, followed by the Taps & Trees Craft Beer Tasting dinner. Family-friendly events on Saturday and Sunday will include Robotics and LEGO® competitions, Character Teas and a Polar Express Pajama Party.

All weekend, 100-plus holiday trees will be displayed and raffled off, along with more than 90 raffle prizes, hourly entertainment and gift-buying iopportunitie.

Full details on the festival, as well as tickets to the Prohibition Tree Party and other events are available online.

Ann’s Place is a nonprofit community-based organization that offers counseling, support groups, wellness activities, referrals to community resources and educational programs, all at no charge, to people living with cancer, as well as programs for their loved ones. Call (203) 790-6568 for more information.

The Matrix Banquet & Conference Center is at 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury.

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