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By GWEN SISSON
Be the first to bid on these trees, wreaths and houses at the 2010 Festival of Trees Holiday Party and Auction set for Thursday.
The black-tie optional party will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Palmerio Center.
Tickets for the Holiday Party will be $40 per person/$80 per couple, and a maximum of 250 tickets will be sold. Tables of 10 may be reserved for $400.
Organizers said tickets may be purchased in advance at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Office, 200 East Main Street, Starkville; or the United Way Office, 1016G Louisville Street, Starkville.
For out of town patrons may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. Organizers said Tuesday that a few tickets will be sold at the door, but it would be best to get tickets early.
Jennifer Gregory, coordinator for this yearâ€™s event, said people can expect live music, eclectic local food, beverages, live auction, and the finale of the silent auction at Thursdayâ€™s event.
â€śElaborately decorated Christmas trees, gingerbread homes, silent auction items, and more will be sold to the highest bidders at this authentic Christmas event,â€ť Gregory said.
Tickets are also available at the GSDP office for Saturdayâ€™s Cookies with Santa event.
Stopp by the Palmerio Center today from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. to view all of the auction items and get a few ideas for the holidays. Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds go to the United Way of North Central Mississippi