In the interest of being open, let me say my wife and I are huge supporters of the Tiny Tim Center, having donated trees and time to the festival for the past 15 years. In the past, I have done my best to remain out of any conversations relating to the sponsorship to avoid a conflict of interest. However, this year my partner in the Marketing department asked that I describe Tiny Tim’s Christmas Tree Festival and the great school that organizes this fundraiser every year.
During the holidays each year, something magical happens in Longmont: People come together to help out an amazing organization, the Tiny Tim Center. Once again, Premier Members had the honor of being a sponsor for the Tiny Tim Center’s annual Christmas Tree Festival in December.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Tiny Tim Center, they provide comprehensive early childhood education and therapeutic services to children with special needs and typical children from Longmont and surrounding communities. The organization is highly regarded for the manner in which it integrates all children, regardless of ability, into the same classroom as a way to teach understanding, empathy, respect and friendship.
Every time we sponsor this amazing preschool, we’re reminded of why it is so important for community businesses to engage with and support their community. Our yearly sponsorship of the Tiny Tim Center helps the preschool cover its operating costs and contributes to the future generations of our community.
At the festival, it’s clear that many others care about strengthening our community. Individuals and businesses alike donate decorated Christmas trees to the Tiny Tim Center for them to raffle off. The trees are completely decked out and typically have some pretty amazing presents underneath them. Over time, the popular festival has grown so large that it was split into two separate events: an evening event and a morning event. This past year, the morning and evening events had a combined total of more than 100 decorated trees, which were all amazing creations. (My personal favorite was the lemonade stand tree above, but I might be biased because my wife designed it.)
Did you attend the Christmas Tree Festival last December? What did you think of the event? Are you looking forward to next year?