22nd Annual Festival of Trees

You may not know it but Elite DJ’s see all types of events. Obviously weddings, sweet sixteen’s, proms, so on and so forth. But every now and again we get the opportunity to DJ charitable events. Well, this past Tuesday night happened to be one of those great opportunities.

This was the 22nd Annual Festival of Trees. Without too much detail, it pretty much is an event where all the money made is evenly divided up and donated to all the participating charities. There were over 600 attendees and 150 silent auction and raffle prizes.

I had been coordinating with my contact for about a month now. I was told there was a man named Lou who was going to be hosting the night for the first three hours. I had no argument there. I’m sure he has experience in talking on a microphone and hosting parties, but if not I could always jump in to help him. When I met this Lou, I introduced myself and shook hands and he told me his name was Lou Russo. WOW! I was getting the opportunity to work with Lou from Lou and Liz in the Morning on 94.3 the Point. I can’t say enough about how cool of a man he was. We told jokes all night and talked about our experiences in our different fields of entertainment.

I never got to get people on the dance floor because of the jam packed schedule of performances by the students from Step in the Right Direction Dance School and also Hawkswood School Choir and Memorial School Choir. But I was able to add my own touch to the night by playing upbeat and new music after each prize winner and between the stellar performances.

All and all, it was an awesome night! Tons of money raised and got to meet and make friends with some amazing people including “THE” Lou Russo ha ha.


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