The Mill Casino Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

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For the second year in a row, The Mill Casino Hotel has been presented with a Certificate of Excellence by  TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site! This recognition is especially meaningful to us because it is based on feedback from those who matter most – our customers!

Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

To qualify for this award, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.

Here is a small sample of some of actual reviews our guests have left for us recently on TripAdvisor. To see all of our reviews, please visit the The Mill Casino Hotel TripAdvisor page.  We are always listening and open to your feedback.   Thank you to all of our guests who took the time to share theirs!

After a long day of driving, our room at The Mill was a wonderful retreat! So elegant and comfortable! Front desk personnel were very friendly and nice. We’d like to see something a little different for casual eating, a little break from the casino would be nice. But we’ll stay here again and again…love the sea breeze and the comfy accommodations!

We wanted a relaxing weekend with family. We enjoyed good food, comfortable room,and pleasant views. The Easter brunch was delicious, there was a short wait, but nothing too painful. Dinner the night before was delicious in the BBQ restaurant. Service was attentive and helpful.

We come to the Mill several times a year and always look forward to it and enjoy every minute. The staff is great from the bell person to the Casino Hosts. In fact we are treated better at the Mill then anywhere else we have gone. Their smoke free lounge “White Caps” is so relaxing and again great service. You can get an appetizer or full meal and just enjoy the view. We have stayed in rooms and suites and they all have been clean and comfortable. There really is nothing about the Mill that is not good. In fact I never need to bring my own pillow since they have the greatest pillows there! If you are in the area don’t miss the Mill.

Stayed here one night, Saturday, May 17, 2014. This hotel was much, much nicer than I anticipated. The first you notice upon arrival is the friendly service at the front door and frequent “hellos” and “welcome to the Mill Casino” as you enter. The lobby is gorgeous; very clean, spacious, modern woodsy/cabin motif, tastefully decorated with exposed wood beams, big wood burning fireplace and comfy couches. Check in couldn’t have been better, total price: $105.00 + taxes. Our room given was on the second floor and overlooked Coos Bay (the water) – just gorgeous. Room itself was nice, we had two queen sized beds for my husband and I plus children. The room had a refrigerator which is always a plus and coffee maker. Beds were comfy, lodgepole headboard and overall cabin look. One slight negative: plastic shower curtain and plastic shower stall. But my criticism is minor. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast. Would definitely come back!

Thank you to our exceptional staff and our wonderful guests for making this possible!

Our Top Headlines & Moments of 2013!

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Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
-Lord Alfred Tennyson

It's a New Day, It's a New Year!

As final preparations are taking place for our Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, we felt like this would be a good time to look back and reflect on our year at The Mill Casino.  We proudly present our 14 favorite Mill Casino stories from 2013!

1. Mill Casino Recognized with 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor!

One of our top highlights from 2013 is when TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, presented us with the 2013 Certificate of Excellence!

The Certificate of Excellence is an award that honors hospitality excellence to top performing establishments around the world. This recognition is based on feedback from those who matter most – our customers!

2. The Coasts Come to Mill Casino

The Coats

Early in the year, The Mill Casino welcomed Pacific Northwest’s premier a cappella band, The Coats, over President’s Day Weekend in February. Their performance left our audience breathless as they gushed over their intensely arranged yet hilarious, interactive performance blends music and comedy.  In fact, our guests have been requesting their return ever since!

3. The Coquille Tribal Community Fund

Each year the Coquille Indian Tribe sets aside a portion of the gaming revenues from The Mill Casino to support projects in the Tribe’s five-county service area. Since its inception in 2001, the Fund has distributed more than $4.3 million to support charitable efforts throughout the region. In February, $207,000 in grants were awarded to 34 area non-profit organizations and public agencies from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund during an annual luncheon hosted here.

2013 Coquille Tribal Community Fund Grant Recipients

4. 2013 Clambake Jazz Festival

2013 Clambake Jazz Festival Photo By Bill Grami

The 24th annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival, famous for it’s Big Band, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel, Oldies, Rock & Roll and Swing sounds, took place at The Mill Casino and The Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay in March.  The non-stop party was a huge success and featured outstanding performances from bands such as  SoulpieGator BeatStompy JonesPeter Krebs TrioYoung BucsEvolution Jazz Band /Youth BandsThe Boomer BandThe Stolen SweetsSwing FeverIt’s About Time Big BandBlue Skies Big Band, and High Street Band.

5. Elvis Visits the Mill Casino!

Justin Shandor at The Mill Casino in April

Elvis fans flocked to the Mill Casino last April for The Ultimate Elvis Concert, starring the unbelievably talented Justin Shandor and the Ultimate Elvis Band!  Long live the King!

6. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay on Memorial Day Weekend

And here they are....the 2013 BBQ Grand Champions.....Lake House BBQ, Diane Mee! Congratulations!

The 2012 BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay event was such a success, we decided to bring it back in 2013!  Guests traveled here from all over the region over Memorial Day weekend for some finger-lickin’ good barbecue, hand-crafted beers, and sizzling hot blues music at the 2nd Annual BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay featuring hot music, cold beer and a KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition.

7. Fathers Day Floats

Father’s Day weekend was very special this year when we decided to host our Glass Float Event and give Dad’s the chance to spend Father’s Day finding special glass floats on the beach and taking home a very special souvenir. Japanese glass floats on the Oregon coast are highly sought after treasures.  Discovering a rare color, a different shape or one perfectly intact excites many a beachcomber or treasure hunter!

8. Highway 101 Harley-Davidson 2013 Lighthouse Run!

We were thrilled to be the host site again for the annual Highway 101 Harley-Davidson Lighthouse Run in June. Staff members agree that this is one of our favorite annual events, and it just keeps getting better every year! The event featured prizes, entertainment, food, poker run and of course the annual ride to various lighthouse destinations on the scenic Oregon Coast.


9. Another Fabulous Fourth of July at The Mill!

Gail from Coquille won a Yamaha Rhino 700 over the July 4th weekend

In July, we lit up the skies over North Bend and the Coos Bay shoreline at our annual waterfront fireworks display, the largest show of its kind in the state. Along with the dazzling pyrotechnics, we were happy to provide our guests with live music, exciting casino promotions, dining deals and a hearty buffet. We also gave away a Guided Fishing Trip for two complete with hotel accommodations and a 2013 Yamaha Rhino side by side ATV worth over $10,000 as part of the Oregon Adventure Coast giveaway.

10. Oregon’s Adventure Coast RV Jamboree Returns to the Mill!

One our guests took away $1000 at our RV Jamboree event last summer

RVers from all around rolled in last July for four winning days of fun and friendship at one of the biggest RV events on the Oregon Coast: Oregon Coast RV Jamboree sponsored by Guaranty RV Super Centers. Guests enjoyed a Show and Shine, Prizes, Poker Run, excursions to Shore Acres State Park, movie night, a campfire style sing-along, even a Pooch Paparazzi Photo Contest!

11. Mill Luck Salmon Celebration Celebrates 10th Year!

In September, the annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, a celebration of the heritage, culture and traditions of the Coquille Indian Tribe and other Pacific Northwest Tribes, returned to the Mill Casino with all the favorites like canoe races, Native American performances, demonstrations, music, and of course the traditional *salmon bake dinner where fresh salmon is prepared in the time-honored Coquille open-pit manner.

12. Mill Casino Guests Hits the JackPot!

Last summer, Mill Casino guest Sharon S. walked out with $2,000 cash in her pocket along with a check for $18,304.96 when she hit the Hot Shot Progressive®, Jackpot! Earlier in the year, another guest Cynthia H. won an astounding $42,178.47 while playing the same game! These are not the only big winners, several of our guests have taken home large sum of prize winnings in after playing slots in our casino this year! Check out some of our other big casino winners.You never know, it could be you next time!

13. Jersey Boy-Band Quartet “Under The Streetlamp” Comes to The Mill!

Under the StreetLamp Dazzled the Audience at The Mill Casino in October

Under The Streetlamp, the ultimate Jersey “boy band”, brought retro back in style to The Mill last October with 2 electrifying live performances of classic hits from the American radio songbook of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Under The Streetlamp is comprised of four talented performers – Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones and Shonn Wiley – all of whom are former leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.

14. “The Coats” Bring their Annual Holiday Show to The Mill!

The Coats Holiday Concert at The Mill Casino

What better way to close out the year and celebrate the holiday season,a Cappella Style, with the The Coats ! The group returned last November to perform holiday music from their award winning CD’s for their adoring fans.

We want to hear from you!  What were your favorite moments at The Mill Casino of 2013? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter: @MillCasino.

Tree or Wreath Sponsors Needed for the Annual Festival of Trees

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Annual Event Raises Funds for Local Charities

Do you consider yourself to be a holiday decorating guru?  If so, we could use your help!

Businesses, organizations and individuals have an opportunity to help families in need while getting into the holiday spirit through the annual Festival of Trees, a holiday-themed fundraiser sponsored by The Mill Casino • Hotel and the Bay Area Rotary.

Raising over $13,000 last year, the Festival of Trees lets participants demonstrate their holiday-decorating talents while raising money for local charities. This year’s goal is to raise $15,000 for such charities as Shots for Tots, The Women’s Safety and Resource Center and Coddington Place.

Participants simply choose to sponsor a tree or a wreath by Nov. 4, or while available trees last. Then, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, sponsors bring their chosen decorations to The Mill Casino’s Salmon Room for the annual Festival of Trees Decorating Party, complete with complimentary refreshments and holiday tunes.

Following the decorating party, a panel of judges will award the top choice in the following categories: Most Whimsical, Most Original, Best Theme, Best Wreath, Judges’ Choice and, of course, Best of Show. The decorated trees and wreaths will be placed on display throughout The Mill’s hotel lobby through Dec. 4.

Each tree will go to the highest bidder during a public auction that begins promptly at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in The Mill’s Salmon Room. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. to allow potential bidders to take one more look at the trees.

The fully decorated trees will be delivered (up to 30 miles away) to the winning bidder’s home or office on Friday, Dec 6, 2013. Auction winners may also request to have their tree donated to a needy family on December 6 as well.

The Mill Casino • Hotel contributes to the purchase of the trees and wreaths so that sponsorship and auction proceeds from the Festival of Trees can go directly to local charities. In addition, local vendors are used when purchasing trees and wreaths for this Bay Area Rotary fundraiser.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in helping those in need are encouraged to participate by sponsoring and/or decorating a tree and/or wreath. To learn more about how to get involved with this event, contact Festival Coordinator, Heidi Proett at 541-269-7929

New Fall Season Brings Exciting Changes to the Mill Casino Dining Venues!

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Sometimes change is good. And in order to serve you even better, we thought it was time to bring some changes to our unique dining venues!

The Mill Casino’s “Fall Back” hours for dining will start September 30:

Saw Blade Buffet Will be Open Every Monday and Tuesday!

Breakfast: 8 am — 11 am
Lunch: 11 am — 2 pm
Dinner: 4 pm — 8 pm

You spoke and we listened. You want more buffet options, so beginning Monday September 30, the Saw Blade Buffet will serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every Monday & Tuesday!  Now you can fill your plate as often as you’d like with your favorite entrees, hand-carved meats, succulent sides and delectable desserts 2 times a week!

Join us on Monday evenings when we serve our NEW Country Buffet from 4-8pm and every Tuesday when we serve our popular Prime Rib Buffet from 4-8pm. Guests will also enjoy an all you can eat breakfast buffet and lunch buffet every Monday and Tuesday.


Buffet prices will be: Breakfast $8.95, Lunch $10.95, and Dinner $14.95. As always, Children ages 5-11 are 1/2 price; 4 & under eat FREE!

New Hours for Plank House Restaurant

Our popular bay-side restaurant, the Plank House, is also changing hours. Our new hours will be:

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 7 am — 2 pm & 4 — 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 7 am — 2 pm & 4 — 10 pm.
The restaurant will be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Starting in October, guests are invited to enjoy big discounts on premium wines by the bottle (up to 50% off) at the Plank House and Whitecaps during Wine Discovery Nights each Sunday night.

Timbers Cafe Announces New Hours for Fall

Looking for a quick bite? Grab a quick and hearty sandwich or breakfast at Timbers Cafe. Beginning September 30, our new hours will be 7am – 2am Monday through Friday and open 24hrs on Saturday and Sunday.

Drink Specials at Warehouse 101

Warehouse 101 is everyone’s favorite spot to catch the game, see a great comedy show every Wednesday night, and dance the night away to a live band on Fridays and Saturdays! Did you know that the restaurant is also featuring great drink specials 3 -6 PM every Sun – Thurs? Our hours are still 10 am – 2 am daily.

$5 Wednesdays & Thursdays at Whitecaps

Our smoke-free bayside lounge, Whitecaps, is the place to go for a quiet drink and pleasant conversation while taking in the waterfront views.   In addition to Wine Discovery Nights each Sunday night,  guests can also enjoy $5 Drinks and Appetizers every Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm! Click here to see what’s on the menu!

No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it at one of five unique dining venues at The Mill! Visit www.themillcasino.com/dining for more info.

What do you think of our new hours and offers in our Dining Venues?  Let us know how you feel on our Facebook page or on Twitter:  @MillCasino.

Book the Mill Casino Glass Float Event Package and Find Your Own Glass Float!

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Mill Casino Glass Floats Weekend Package October 12-13, 2013

For Oregon coast beachcombers, discovering a glass float that has washed ashore is considered by many to be a rare and highly sought after treasure.

In fact, searching for glass floats have become such a popular activity, some communities along the Oregon coast have commissioned glass artists to create replicas to find.

This fall, the Mill Casino wants to give you an opportunity to find your very own glass float. Come stay at The Mill Casino on October 12, 2013 and the next morning, journey to the beach to find your very own Oregon Blown Glass Float!

Glass floats, once used by fishermen to keep their fishing nets afloat, have become very popular collectors’ items. Though they are rarely used today, many can still be found floating in the Pacific Ocean and will one day wash ashore. Discovering a rare color, a different shape or one perfectly intact excites many a beachcomber or treasure hunter.

The Mill Casino Glass Float Event will take place Sunday October 13, 2013 on a undisclosed area of beach where we will take you to have the treasure hunt of a lifetime!


This package includes:

  • *One Deluxe Room at the Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park
  • $40 Dining credit at any of our dining venues
  • One Courtesy Shuttle to a secluded and undisclosed beach, where you will be set free to frolic along the beach line to find your own, take-away, Oregon Blown Glass Float. (Individuals that would like to take their own transportation can arrange this at check in)

Check in on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Glass Float Event is Sunday, October 13, 2013

Package Price: $ 179.00 plus room tax. *Package based on Double-Occupancy (maximum 2 floats per room). Call 1.800.953.4800 today to make your reservation or visit www.themillcasino.com for more information.

PLAYERS, NON-HOTEL & RV GUESTS are welcome to attend. Please purchase your Float day pass from Ko•kwel Gifts. Tickets are $30/person (Subject to availability).

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Relax and Savor this Summer with the Mill Casino Hotel Wine & Dine Package

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When was the last time you treated yourself or a loved one to a special spontaneous getaway?  We don’t mean just any getaway.

We are talking about a truly relaxing experience taking in the waterfront views of Coos Bay while sipping on fine Oregon wine after a day of enjoying all that the Oregon Coast has to offer: beaches, recreation, festivals, shopping, casino fun, seafood, entertainment, and more.

It’s not too late to treat yourself this summer!   Take advantage of the best of what Oregon has to offer (from it’s beaches to the wine) with the Mill Casino Wine & Dine Hotel Package through August 31, 2013.

The hotel package includes $40 in dining credit to any of our five unique dining venues, 2 bottles of wine from Oregon’s own Foris Vineywards, a souvenir Mill wine opener and #5 recipe card from our exclusive signature recipe series.

Foris Vineyards is located in southern Oregon’s remote Illinois Valley has been written about in just about every wine publication from The Wine Enthusiast to Oregon Wine Press. The award winning winery produces elegant, complex wines, rich in flavor and texture, distinct to the microclimate of their estate vineyards.

All of our rooms feature televisions with cable, HBO and Showtime, complimentary wireless internet, as well as phones, radio-alarm clock, safe, ice bucket and glasses, luggage rack, plus an iron and ironing board.

You won’t want to miss our many casino promotions and these special events happening in our area this summer:

  • Oregon Coast Music Festival through July 27, 2013
  • 55th Annual Salmon BBQ August 4, 2013 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • 27th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival Saturday, August 10-11, 2013
  • 27th Oregon Shorebird Festival Friday, August 23-25, 2013
  • 2013 Blackberry Arts Festival August 24-25, 2013

Rates start at $169 plus tax. To book this special stay, please call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

You are welcome to check in anytime after 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12 noon. If you need a late check-in, simply tell reservations at the time you book your stay. Complimentary Valet Parking is available.

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Mill Casino Recognized with Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor!

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We are very pleased to announce TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, is presenting The Mill Casino with the 2013 Certificate of Excellence!

The Certificate of Excellence is an award that honors hospitality excellence to top performing establishments around the world. This recognition is based on feedback from those who matter most – our customers!

Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.

“The Mill Casino is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said General Manager Terri Porcaro. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Thank you to our exceptional staff and our wonderful guests for making this possible!

Bandon Crossings and The Mill Casino Oregon Coast Couples Golf Classic

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UPDATE:  5/22/2013-  This event will be rescheduled and will not take place in June as originally reported in this post.  We will reschedule and share any updates with you on our website and Facebook page.  Thank you.

The landscape on the southern Oregon coast seems to be one of those places that is made for golf and it is no secret that Oregon is home to some of the best golf courses in the country, including Bandon Crossings!

That is why The Mill Casino has partnered with Bandon Crossings to present the Oregon Coast Couples Golf Classic June 7-9, 2013!

Schedule of Events
Optional: Friday Practice round at Bandon Crossings. Call golf shop to reserve your starting time.

Friday June 7th, 2013
6:00 pm Welcome reception at The Mill Casino

Saturday June 8th, 2013
7:00 pm Dinner Buffet at The Mill Casino. Day one tournament results announced.

Sunday June 9th, 2013
4:00 p.m. Lunch and Awards presentation at The Mill Casino.

Tournament entry deadline is Monday, June 3, 2013

Tournament Details:
Entry Fee $285 per couple, includes green fees, range balls, daily competition fee and all scheduled events.

For more information contact:
The Mill Casino 800-953-4800 ext. 1490 or Bandon Crossings 541-347-3232

Printable Registration Form Completed Tournament registration form may be mailed to:

The Mill Casino•Hotel & RV Park
Attn: Barb Dunham
3201 Tremont Avenue,
North Bend, OR 97459

Bandon Crossings Golf Course is home to “18 Unique Experiences.”  It is a 2012 recipient of TripAdvisor’s CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE and named one of the 10 best new courses of 2007 by GOLF Magazine!

Chef Mark Henry brings experience, new vision as Executive Chef at The Mill Casino

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The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park has a new Executive Chef!

His first job, at age 16, was washing dishes in a seafood restaurant on the Jersey Shore. Now, after more than three decades in the kitchen, Chef Henry is Executive Chef at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

Chef Mark Henry took The Mill’s culinary reins in late September after serving as Executive Chef at the Portland Marriot Downtown on the Waterfront. He had worked with Marriott International for 17 years beginning at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, the company’s flagship location in Arizona, and including stops at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale, McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale and the Sea View Resort and Spa in New Jersey.

But Chef Henry’s culinary roots go back much further. He credits his New Jersey childhood for sparking his interest in food preparation.

“Growing up in North Jersey we always had good food made with fresh local ingredients,” Chef Henry said. “We also learned how to prepare meals at an early age. I’ve been working in the kitchen since 1977.”

Chef Henry is wasting no time in bringing his commitment to local and sustainable foods to The Mill’s kitchens. He already is at work revising the menus at The Mill’s key dining venues.

“I want to re-energize our kitchen and our restaurants by introducing different foods and some of the newer trends to our menus,” Chef Henry said. “We need to have menus in place that will cater to the differing diets and preferences of our guests.”

Taking advantage of his experience with a variety of international cuisines in restaurants throughout North America, Chef Henry said he also plans on introducing new ingredients and dishes to guests at The Mill.

“Although we will focus on local, regional and West Coast foods,” Chef Henry said, “we also want to offer our guests and opportunity to explore some unfamiliar dining experiences.”

Chef Henry graduated in 1983 from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) program in Hyde Park, New York. He was just 19. During his training he moved to Southern California to complete an externship at the Anaheim Marriott. Immediately after graduation, he had a brief stint at the New York Hilton before returning to California and the Irvine Marriott.

His culinary odyssey took him to the Plaza Hotel in New York City and then to the Poseidon Restaurant and the Westin Harbor Castle in Toronto before returning to the U. S. and the Vista International in Waltham, Mass., and the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. From there, he began his career with Marriott International.

The Bay Area Rotary and The Mill Casino proudly present The Festival of Trees November 27- December 6, 2012

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The holidays are around the corner, and you know what that means?  The Mill Casino and The Bay Area Rotary invite you to our annual holiday-themed fundraiser, The Festival of Trees.

Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths will be on display at The Mill Casino•Hotel November 27- December 6, 2012.

This event is a beloved seasonal tradition that gives businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to help families in need by raising funds for local charities while getting into the holiday spirit.

Raising over $10,000 last year, the Festival of Trees lets participants demonstrate their holiday-decorating talents while raising money for local charities. This year’s goal is to raise $14,000 for such charities as Shots for Tots and Teens and The Women’s Safety and Resource Center and Coddington Place.

Participants simply choose to sponsor a tree, a wreath or pre-decorated tree by Nov. 1, or while available trees last. Then, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 sponsors bring their chosen decorations to The Mill Casino’s Salmon Room for the annual Festival of Trees Decorating Party, complete with complimentary refreshments and holiday tunes.

Following the decorating party, a panel of judges will award the top choice in the following categories: Most Traditional, Most Elegant, Best Theme, Best Wreath, Judge’s Choice and, of course, Best of Show. The decorated trees and wreaths will be placed on display throughout the hotel lobby through Dec. 6.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Rotary will sponsor a family viewing day to encourage families to come in and look at the trees from 1-4 p.m. Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served.

Each tree and wreath will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during a public auction that begins promptly at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in The Mill’s Salmon Room. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. to allow potential bidders to take one more look at the trees.

The fully decorated trees will be delivered (up to 30 miles away) to the winning bidder’s home or office by a member of the Bay Area Rotary. Auction winners may request to have their tree donated to a needy family.

The Mill Casino • Hotel contributes to the purchase of the trees and wreaths so that sponsorship and auction proceeds from the Festival of Trees can go directly to local charities. In addition, local vendors are used when purchasing trees and wreaths for this Bay Area fundraiser.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in helping those in need are encouraged to participate by sponsoring and/or decorating a tree and/or wreath. To learn more about how to get involved with this event, contact Festival Coordinator, Heidi Proett at 541-269-7929 or 541-297-8287.

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