Tree of Lights total to be announced at celebration tonight

The 2009 Tree of Lights Campaign draws to a close tonight, when The Salvation Army will celebrate with its Victory Celebration. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn City Centre in downtown Peoria. At that time, Sid & Flo Banwart, Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2009 Tree of Lights Campaign, will announce the final total raised for The Salvation Army’s annual fundraiser. This year’s campaign goal was $1,350,000.

“We want to personally thank all the Peoria tri-county individuals and businesses who have generously given to this year’s Tree of Lights Campaign,”said Sid Banwart, Honorary Co-Chair for the campaign. Tonight, awards will be presented, along with hors d’oeuvres and music. For more information about the event, please call Rich Draeger at 655-1348 or 253-9909.

What: The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Victory Celebration Final amount announced
Where: Holiday Inn City Centre
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Hospitality & Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Goal Announcement & Award Presentations
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Hospitality & Hors d’oeuvres
Who: Sid & Flo Banwart, 2009 Tree of Lights Honorary Co-Chairs; Major Charles Smith, The Salvation Army Divisional Commander; Craig Young, Advisory Board Chairman

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