Walsh Construction Co. participated for the third time in the Providence O’Christmas Trees, an annual, three-day event that raises money for the ministries of Providence Senior and Community Services. Every year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, designers and their elves decorate trees at The Westin Seattle, which are put on display the following Monday for the Christmas Carnival, Tuesday for the Silver Bells Luncheon, and Wednesday for the Gala Dinner & Auction. The trees are auctioned off alongside other high-end items and experiences generously donated by sponsors. $1.5 million was raised at this year’s event! The money raised by the Providence O’Christmas Trees event will help provide services such as hospice, home care, assisted living, nursing homes, skilled nursing, supportive housing, and other types of care to seniors and those in need in our community.
Shauna Reid, a former Walsh employee and Bill Reid’s daughter, designed our tree this year with help from Bill, Cristina, Erin, Paula, and Wendy. Inspired by a song from The Sound of Music, the flocked tree, titled “A Few of My Favorite Things,” was adorned with pale pink and white roses dotted with raindrops, snowflakes, little paper packages tied up with strings, sleigh bells, and plenty of gold ribbon.
At the Gala Dinner & Auction on Wednesday night, the Walsh sponsored tree was auctioned off for $7,000. Since it was sold for over $5,000, an additional $2,500 will be donated by another foundation.
A big thank you to Shauna for her creative insight, talent, and hard work, and thank you to those who helped decorate the tree and participated in the Silver Bells Luncheon and Gala Dinner.