Festival Of Trees 2017

Festival Of Trees 2017


Schedule of Events

Click here for Festival of Trees


November 30th – Family Night
Come to the Fairgrounds from 4-6pm for hot cocoa, cookies, Santa
and to see all the magically decorated trees!

December 1st – Holiday Luncheon
Doors open at 11:00am.
Guests will be directed to the area where the silent auction will take place.
Then over to the main Gala area for lunch and viewing of the live trees!
(Tickets are $50, or a table sponsorship is $650 – seats 8 people)

December 2nd – The Grand Gala!
Doors open at 5:30pm.
Guests will be directed to the silent auction area and will enjoy hors d’oeuvres
and a no host bar. Once the silent auction is over,
guests move to the main event for the remainder of the evening
with a wonderful dinner catered by Ivano’s
and the live auction of fabulous trees!
(Tickets are $80, or a table sponsorship is $1250 – seats 8 people)

Donate an Item
Thank you for thinking about Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees!
We’re always looking for individuals and businesses to decorate trees, wreaths and contribute gift baskets. Each year we are amazed at the creativity and thoughtfulness that goes into the donation auction items! 

Volunteers Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Festival of Trees Gala! Please complete the form below and our volunteer coordinator will contact you.


How can I help?

How Can I Help?




» Make a one-time donation or set up a monthly automatic deduction
» Shop AmazonSmile, and Amazon will donate a portion of all sales
» You can also click here to make a payment to our Endowment Fund

 Donate Now!


» Please contact Kathy at 208-290-2600 to arrange a pick-up/delivery

1% Milk
Bottled Water
Canned Veggies
Dried/Fresh Fruits
Fruit rollups
Soup Seasonings/Season Packets/etc.
Sports Drinks
Postage Stamps
Chlorox Wipes
Dishwashing Soap
Kitchen Trash Bags
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper
Ziploc Bags – all sizes
1 heavy Duty Saucecpan
Dry Erase Pens
HP 950 and 951 Cartridges
Printer paper
Light bulbs
Storage totes with lids – any size
Tampons – regular size

Board members

Board Members


Kinderhaven Board of Directors

♦ Kathy Chambers – Board Chair and Volunteer Coordinator: kathyrchambers@gmail.com
♦ Kim Dierks – Vice Chair and Secretary: kdiercks@columbiabank.com
♦ Teri Nickisch – Treasurer: ternic08@gmail.com
♦ Megan Johnson- Secretary: mjohnson@litehouseinc.com
♦ Jen Plummer – Executive Director: kinderhaven@frontier.com

♦ Dianna Beck: dianna@allegrotax.com
♦ Jacinda Bokowy: jbokowy@mac.com
♦ Dana Bowen: danab@panhandleescrow.com
♦ Barbara Carver: jpbcarver@frontier.com
♦ Dave Deeds: bullriverbear@hotmail.com
♦ Jill Hicks: hicksjill@mac.com
♦ Ron DeNova: rdenova@mygfpartner.com
♦ Rhonda Tate: rhonda.tate@gmail.com


Kinderhaven Ambassadors

Brandon Bowen
♦ Barbee Buchanan
♦ JP Carver

♦ Patti Clemons
♦ Margo Deeds

♦ Duke Diercks
♦ Julie Frank
♦ Tracy Gibson
♦ Lori Glynn

♦ Alana Hatcher
♦ Debra Heise
♦ Jason Hicks
♦ Patty Hutchens

♦ Richard & Donna Hutter
♦ Jim Lewis
♦ Tabitha Lough

♦ Jenn Markwardt
♦ Francis Ogilvie
♦ Terri Palmer
♦ Margaret Peterson
♦ Marian Rust

♦ Sara Taylor
♦ Laurel Taylor
♦ Judy & Chris Thompson
♦ Leilani Williams
♦ Ruth Wimberly


2017 Kinderhaven Angels


  • Dan Schwerin
  • Don Langenfeld
  • Ray Lara
  • Richard Fuhr



Previous Kinderhaven Angels of the Year:

  • 2016: Rhonda Tate, Addision Enterprises
  • 2015: Natalie Miller, Petal Talk
  • 2014: Jayne Sturm, Lewis and Hawn Dentistry
  • 2013: Nicole Dash, Lippert Heavy Equipment & Idaho Community Foundation
  • 2012: Helen Doering and Lu Swisher, Arby’s & Ambrosiani Pastore Foundation
  • 2011: Ray LaVoy, High Mark Heating and Cooling & Luther Park
  • 2010: Angela Potts-Bopp, Ivano’s & Community Assistance League
  • 2009: Georgia Shonk-Simmons, Taylor Parker Motors, Sandpoint.com & Business Network International
  • 2008: Richard & Donna Hutter, Sunshine Goldmine, Beta Sigma Phi
  • 2007: Wasserman Family in memory of Mel Wasserman, Sandpoint Ranch Tree Farm & Angels Over Sandpoint
  • 2006: Jim Walter, Community Assistance League &Northern Management ~ Deshon Family
  • 2005: Chuck Day, Litehouse & Senior Thrift Store
  • 2004: Don Angel, Coldwater Creek & Kiwanis ~ Key Club
  • 2003: Joyce Fenton
  • 2002: Donna Deshon
  • 2001: Rokstad Ford/Mercury & Jeff and Donna Rokstad