Thanksgiving may be two weeks away, but we’re getting the Christmas season going early, thanks to our involvement with the UT Co-Op’s Celebri-Tree event. Local celebrities are being paired with designers to decorate Christmas trees that will be auctioned off to benefit The Rise School of Austin. A grand opening for this soiree will be held this Friday, November 15th at 6:30pm–just look for the big white tent in the food court behind the Co-Op. Visitors can view the trees through December 12th and vote on their favorite tree by donating a buck or two, or participate in the silent auction (minimum bid: $250), which will run through December 12th as well.
I had the distinct pleasure of decorating Judy Maggio’s tree yesterday, when she arrived with co-anchor Walt Maciborski and a boatload of KEYE Christmas ornaments, to trick out her tree. Turns out one of Judy’s besties is a client of mine (hey Theresa!), so that was great to hear.