ABOVE: Pictured at the Festival of Trees from left are: Sharon Bottorff, executive director of The Arc Williamson County; Elise McMillan, JD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and past president of The Arc US; Sheila Moore, Executive Director of The Arc Davidson County and Greater Nashville and Nancy Keiser, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Holiday Nashville Vanderbilt. // SUBMITTED


The Arc

Lipscomb IDEAL Program Tree // SUBMITTED

Friends of Life Tree // SUBMITTED

Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt hosted the Festival of Trees annual fundraiser for the non-profit disability rights organizations The Arc of Davidson County and Greater Nashville and The Arc of Williamson County.

Accountable Solutions Wreath // SUBMITTED

Guests enjoyed live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, and door prizes. Winners of the prizes for the Festival of Trees were announced at the viewing party; they included Holiday Inn-Best of The Festival Tree, decorated by IDEAL; Most Creative Tree, decorated by Friends Life; and Best Wreath, prepared by Accountable Solutions.

Festival of Trees raises funds investing in The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville and The Arc Williamson County’s programs and services for children and adults with a disability. Decorated trees are a visible reminder of sponsors’ impact in the community and concern for individuals with disabilities who live here.  The trees will be viewed throughout the holiday season by the community, hotel guests, and many music lovers in Nashville and surrounding counties.

The trees will be available for viewing in the lobby of Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt through January 3.