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L 10 - Africa, On Assignment

Sponsored by: CBRE and Falck

See the gorgeous continent of Africa through the eyes of a wildlife photographer. Go on assignment and explore lands of exquisite beauty, vast natural resources, and an abundance of wildlife with this 7-foot, green tree.
Using gorgeous earth tones and vibrant colors, the central themes of the tree are the continent of Africa and vintage photography. Using actual elements from the designers' trips to Africa, the tree is beautifully decorated with bead and wire ornaments made in Swaziland. Sales from the ornaments proudly support orphans and vulnerable children. African masks, ostrich and peacock feathers add unique style. Vintage land cameras, 8mm video cameras and film containers complete the display.

The outdoor scene is reminiscent of books and movies seen in decades past. A life-size giraffe was borrowed from Debbie Dolittle's Petting Zoo to bring the scene to life.

The included framed map of Africa with the National Geographic magazine covers were items from the designer's childhood as she 'Dreamed of Africa' growing up. The dream eventually became a reality and the amazing two oil paintings, depicting actual villages in Swaziland, were purchased by the designer in Africa. They were hanging by a clothespin on a wire at a roadside craft stand on one of her several trips. They have been stunningly professionally framed to match the map.

Tree Includes:
Davenport Hotel gift certificate for one-night stay
$500 Gift Card
Framed map of Africa
Cat Tales Zoological Park Family Pass
Debbie Dolittle Petting Zoo family pass and animal encounter
House of Jerky gift pack
Autographed photo of the Lion Whisperer
$150 Pacific Grill gift card

Festival Thanks: Cat Tales Zoological Park; Chelsey Krussow; Dawn and Larry Hesler; The Davenport Hotels; Debbie Dolittle's Petting Zoo; Ella Sturgeon; Heart for Africa; The House of Jerky; Kalyssa Hesler; Katrina Parrilla-Holloway; Kevin Richardson 'The Lion Whisperer'; Kodak-Alaris Group; Lezlie Alarcon; The MultiCare Patient Financial Navigation Team; National Geographic Magazine; Sandra Padilla; Samantha Jones, Toni Torres; A-Z Mobile Truck Repair; Eagle Mountain General Constructions LLC; Dillanos Coffee Roasters; Juli Bymers; Kalyssa Hesler; Selena Howard; Value Village; Victor Ghigleri

Dream Come True
Category: Live Auction
Donor(s): Designed by: Amy Bond and Brittany Marshall