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Ladenburg McKasy Durkin Inc. P.S. Sponsors Mary Bridge Festival of Trees

On November 29, Shelly Speir participated in “Designer Day” at the Mary Bridge Festival of Trees, and with Ladenburg McKasy Durkin Inc. P.S. support, created a themed tree entitled, “Christmas Kisses in Hershey, Pennsylvania.”  The tree will be auctioned off at Gala Night on December 2, then will be on public display at the Tacoma Convention Center from December 3-4.  All proceeds from the auction and ticket sales will benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Each year since 2005, Ladenburg McKasy Durkin Inc. P.S. has sponsored a tree at the Festival.  This year our colors are chocolate brown, silver, and fuchsia, and the tree comes with a 3-day, 2-night “Romance in Hershey” getaway at the newly renovated, four-diamond-rated Hotel Hershey.  Vouchers for round trip air fair from Alaska Airlines and gift certificates for The Spa at Hotel Hershey and Hershey Entertainment are also included.

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital serves as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for southwest Washington.  In 2010, the emergency room underwent a major expansion with the help of Festival proceeds.  This year, Mary Bridge would like to purchase new perfusion pumps and Wii mobile “fun centers” for hospital-bound kids.

Shelly had an extra surprise at this year’s Designer Day because her client, Julie Mounts, also decided to create a tree and they ended up being next door tree neighbors! 

Shelly thanks her family (brother Reed, Mom, and sister Tiffany) for helping to put up the tree, and thanks Ladenburg McKasy Durkin Inc. P.S. for its generous support. 

And for those of you who were wondering, there the tree is surrounded by a total of 9,648 Hershey’s Kisses!