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Sponsor a Tree for the Shelton House Tinsel Trail December 8 – January 4

The Shelton House in Waynesville, NC will conclude their events this year in a magical way.  On December 8, we will host our annual Appalachian Family Christmas event.  Santa Claus visits (photo op for the kids!), refreshments are served in the historic barn, have a tour in the Victorian Farmhouse decorated for Christmas, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and enjoy a Grand Illumination lighting of the house exterior.  Carolers stroll the grounds and house encouraging visitors to join in song.  When darkness falls, all gather on the front porch and lawn to sing Christmas carols, hear “The Night Before Christmas” and be dazzled when the inside and porch lights are turned off, “Oh Holy Night” is sung in darkness, then the exterior and interior of the house lights up.

This year a new and ambitious event to benefit the community and serve as a fundraiser for Shelton House is being added.  This event is for what we are seeking sponsorship from you.

Imagine live cut trees along both sides of the long winding sidewalk up to the house, decorated by individuals, businesses, or organizations, in any fashion desired from elegant to funny.  And best of all, those trees are lit up at the Grand Illumination for the public to stroll and see that night, but also every night through January 4th, 2020.  We are very excited to bring this event for both our community and visitors to enjoy.

How will this work? Shelton House is working with NC Christmas tree farms to purchase trees, which we will then sell to you for a sponsorship fee of $250.  We will set up the trees with bases and provide spot lighting and a sign for each tree showing by whom it was donated and decorated.  Each participant decorates their tree in whatever fashion they choose.  It is possible for groups to share a sponsorship and all will receive visual credit on their sign as to who sponsored and who decorated.  Articles in magazines, newspapers, etc. are already in the works to promote this event, throughout WNC and beyond, which we hope will bring in additional tourists during one of our areas slower seasons.

We would greatly appreciate your choice to be a sponsor of this event and are very excited and pleased by the enthusiasm shown by those to whom sponsorship has already been discussed.  This is an event which we believe will only continue to grow in popularity in the future and will be of benefit to bring more business and visitors to the community and provide wonder and joy to families throughout the holiday season.  And it’s tax deductible!  If you have questions please call  828-452-1551 or Pamela Reece, 256-683-8312.  We sincerely hope you will join us.  Here’s how:

Please send an e-mail to or call 828-452-1551 to let us know of your decision to participate and simply provide the following information to be put on your sponsor sign:   Name(s) of sponsor(s) and Name(s) of decorator(s)

Payment can be made via PAYPAL or credit card on-line below, by check and mailed to Shelton House, P.O. Box 145, Waynesville, NC  28786, or dropped off at the house, 49 Pigeon St, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Sponsor a Tree for the Shelton House Tinsel Trail – $250

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