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Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Festival of Trees 2012

Rosario's 2nd Annual Festival of Trees is full swing in the Moran Mansion. Come check out the beautiful trees decorated by a variety of Orcas Island non-profits and give during this holiday season!

The first tree is by Orcas Center, our community center for the arts. http://orcascenter.org/
Continuing with our wonderful Festival of Trees non-profit participants, here is the Orcas Choral Society tree with music themed handmade ornaments! www.orcaschoralsociety.org
Kaleidoscope Day Care provides a safe, affordable, high-quality, consistent childcare and preschool while supporting Orcas Island families! The kids made the clay ornament frames for their pictures... great work! www.ourkaleidoscopekids.org/
The Orcas Fire and Rescue tree reminds us all to wear reflective clothing during these dark days (but there was a minute more of light today)! Thanks to all these great volunteers who give to our community! www.orcasfire.org/
Friends of Moran State Park is a community group organized to help support keeping the park a Washington Treasure. Washington State Parks celebrate their Centennial in 2013, partially thanks to Robert Moran! http://friendsofmoran.com/
And now for more trees featuring our Orcas Island children! Here is the tree from Orcas Montessori, offering a dynamic learning environment for preschoolers and kindergartners. www.orcasmontessori.org/
Next comes the tree decorated by The Funhouse Commons,a community center that fosters fun and learning with dozens of hands-on kid-friendly science exhibits, a computer lab, complete audio and video production studios, a library of educational films and documentaries, facilities for classes and meetings, clubs, and much more. Most importantly, The Funhouse Commons is a critical safety net for the youth of Orcas Island–and by extension their families. http://funhousecommons.org/
More hand-made decorations from Orcas Island Kids! Orcas Island Children's House is an early learning center serving Orcas Island families for more than 40 years. Children's House helps to preserve the sustainability of our unique island by providing families an education-oriented environment for their toddler- and preschool-aged children. www.oich.org
Mandy Rudolph’s Farm to Classroom Program is part of Orcas Island School’s Farm to Cafeteria Program. Their Rosario Festival of Trees entry is called “A few of our Favorite Things.” Improving the school lunch is only a part the program...every student from Kindergarten through 6th grade also spends a minimum of one hour a week in the Farm to Classroom project where they learn what good food is and how much better for their bodies it will be for the rest of their lives. They also work in our school garden where they turn the soil, harvest fennel and all kinds of herbs, raise popcorn, pumpkins, beans, strawberries and all kinds of lettuces, to name a few. www.orcasislandf2c.org/
The kid trees have been displayed, now for the animals! The Orcas Animal Protection Society promotes the humane care of animals and operates a modern, clean, visitor and animal friendly shelter. Just viewing their Festival of Trees display convinces us they are doing a great job! www.orcaspets.org/
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