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Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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As the autumn season begins to fade into winter, twinkling lights, jingling bells and fresh evergreens begin to appear in storefronts and home. As part of as annual tradition for Mason County, the Fantasy Forest benefit arrives with the holiday season.

This year marks the 19th annual Fantasy Forest, a benefit that supports Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. The event is scheduled Nov. 18-21 at Alderbrook Resort and Spa, located at 7101 E. state Route 106 in Union.

Fantasy Forest includes a plethora of events for the whole family that help to raise money for the Shelton-based hospital.

The week includes events such as a fashion show, father/daughter dance and wine tasting.

The Candy Cane Carnival is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21. Santa Claus will be at Alderbrook Spa, and children younger than 3 years old are admitted free.

That night, the Grand Gala and Live Auction will take place. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the program scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Part of event proceeds go to the Mason General Hospital Foundation, a volunteer charitable organization that raises and manages financial support for Mason General.

Because technology in health care is constantly changing and improving, the hospital strives to purchase and update the hospital's equipment and services. The annual Fantasy Forest event also provides funds for the purchase of medical equipment and healthcare services such as a colonoscope for the surgery department, critical care beds for the Intensive Care Unit, EKG machines and a variety of pediatric tools, according to a news release.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 9. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Development office at 427-3623, or visit


NOV. 18 — Sneak Peek and Holiday Shopping Experience 4 to 8 p.m.; reservations are not required for this event Suggested donation of $5 per person

NOV. 19 — Fashion Show and Luncheon

Doors open at 10 a.m., silent auction from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon, with show to follow

$55 per person; table of 10 for $550 Father/Daughter dance

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal served at 6:30 p.m., event runs through 10 p.m. $50 per person

NOV. 20 — Business lunch and confections auction

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch served at 11:30 a.m., auction from noon to 1 p.m.

$50 per person Wine Tasting Doors at 5 p.m.; auction from 8 to 9 p.m.

NOV. 21—Candy Cane Carnival 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

$10 per person, children under 3 years old free

Grand Gala and live auction

Doors open at 5 p.m.; program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$175 per person, table of 10 for $1,750; Premiere tickets are $200 per person, table for 10 for $2,000

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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