Parade of Trees 2018

Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club member Grady Fisher decorates a Christmas tree Monday morning as trees are prepared for the Parade of Trees 2018 at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. 

LECANTO — The 18th annual Parade of Trees will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto.

The two-day event includes both a public Tree Viewing that is open to the public from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. This viewing is a great way to kick off the holiday season and will feature beautifully decorated Christmas trees, as well as raffles and Chinese auctions that will be given away at the end of the evenings’ events.

Santa Claus will be on hand from 5-7 p.m. with presents for children in attendance.

Admission to the Tree Viewing is a new toy or non-perishable food item to benefit Citrus United Basket.

On Friday, Nov. 22, the Gala Evening will include the Parade of Trees viewing, cocktail hour, festive dinner buffet, Chinese auction, raffles and door prizes, plus live entertainment with Sally Langwah. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the Parade of Trees Gala Event is $50 per person.

To purchase tickets to the Gala event, email or call Judi McEvoy at 352-586-2662.

Archangel Michael Greet Orthodox church is located at 4705 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto.

Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club is part of a global organization called Pilot International. Pilot International was chartered in October 1921 in Macon, Georgia. Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club was chartered in December 1997 right here in Citrus County and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Through our fundraising efforts we are able to donate to many local projects, including the Child Passenger Safety Program, CREST School, Operation Welcome Home for veterans, Meals on Wheels, Find-M’ Friends search and rescue, Elders Options caregiver classes, every school in Citrus County, and many of our local assisted living facilities in need of personal care supplies.

For more information about Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club of Citrus County, email or contact Judi McEvoy at 352-586-2662.

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