Fashions For Evergreens 2020: From The Comfort Of Home
United Way of Roanoke Valley and Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center are pleased to announce that the beloved Fashions for Evergreen event is still on for 2020, but with a twist!
This year, the highly-anticipated tree-decorating competition will be held ‘virtually’, in adherence with COVID-19 safety precautions. Visitors will be able to tour the trees through an online gallery, and vote monetarily for their favorite trees featuring everything from elegant to outlandish designs.
“Every year, Fashions for Evergreens attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Hotel, and this year, while we’ll need to celebrate the season on a smaller scale, we’ll still be able to make a critical contribution to help our neighbors in need,” said Michael Quonce, a spokesman for Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
Over the past decade, Fashions for Evergreens has raised more than $62,000 for United Way of Roanoke Valley and its nonprofit partners.
“Fashions for Evergreens is a timeless holiday tradition. It’s especially relevant this year as families and our entire community work to stay connected and help each other through tough times. While online visitors may only be donating a dollar or two when they vote for their favorite tree, by pitching in together the event helps us extend a hand to many families throughout the Roanoke Valley who are struggling to keep a roof over the head and food on the table, “said Abby Hamilton, President & CEO of United Way of Roanoke Valley.
This year, 11 organizations and businesses will compete for the coveted People’s Choice award through online voting following a self-guided tour, but in a new feature for 2020, residents are also invited to submit their own tree décor via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be showcased on Fashions at Home, also on the UWRV website.
The Fashions for Evergreens contest runs through New Year’s Day, when the winning tree is selected through dollar vote counts. Voters, as well as those who submit their own tree photos to Fashions at Home, will be eligible for exciting prizes from the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center!