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For kids, annual Christmas Festival of Trees is a gift

The annual Christmas Festival of Trees raises money for the Sandhills Children’s Center.

PINEHURST — They are trees with a purpose.

The dozens of elaborate Christmas trees displayed at the Carolina Hotel are more than just holiday decorations. For the Sandhills Children’s Center, they mean help for kids with special needs.

For more than 20 years, the center’s Festival of Trees has provided an outlet for local folks to express their Christmas creativity while raising money for children in the process.

This year’s festival was held Nov. 28- Dec. 1. The center’s Festival Marketplace, another fundraiser, will be held today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel.

“We do five fundraisers a year and this is by far the biggest one,” said Robin Duff, community relations representative for the Sandhills Children’s Center. “It covers about 10 percent of our budget. And it’s all for children who have special developmental needs.”

People bid for the trees online at prices ranging from around $100 to thousands of dollars. For each tree, there is a “buy now” price for people who want to skip the bidding process and just claim their tree.

For the festival, the non-profit center asks people and businesses in the community to decorate a tree in any way that strikes their fancy. And it goes beyond just the tree — most of them are surrounded by items that tie into the theme of the tree, and it all comes with the price.

For instance, a Carolina Hurricanes tree comes with tickets to see the ‘Canes as well as team T-shirts and other items. A local restaurant and pub includes six-packs of some of its signature brews.

“There are kid trees and there are adult trees,” Duff said. “One year, we had a fishing tree that was decorated with fishing lures.”

The artificial trees, which range in height from 2 to 7½ feet tall, are provided by the center. But the sometimes-quirky themes are purely the decorators’ own.

And most of them spare no effort in bringing the trees to life.

A tree sponsored by the Pinehurst Resort comes with golf hats, tees, range bags and golf balls. Another tree, sponsored by Flowland Counter-Culture Outlet in Aberdeen, comes with industrial hemp items grown in North Carolina.

There is a “It’s a Dog’s Life” tree that comes complete with puppy treats and toys, a “Child’s Play” tree that comes with classic games such as Lite Brite and Uno, and a Mickey Mouse-themed tree.

“The trees with liquor do very well,” said Duff, leading a tour of the festival recently. “We have a tree that’s entirely made out of wine. There’s a Scotch tree.”

Perhaps the most elaborate tree this year is the one sponsored by Lane and Associates Family Dentistry.

Titled “Baking Spirits Bright,” the tree is decorated with baking items and hand-painted ornaments and comes surrounded by items including cookbooks, subscriptions to cooking magazines and more. The “buy now” price on that tree was $7,425.

“Where do you find a Christmas tree ornament that’s a bowl of pasta?” said Duff, pointing out a tree sponsored by Lowe’s Foods. “It blows my mind how creative they are.”

Along with the trees, items such as wreaths, kitchen accessories and gift baskets were also available for bids during the auction.

Ultimately though, the Festival of Trees is all about the kids. The Sandhills Children’s Center has campuses in Southern Pines and Rockingham and focuses on children with special developmental needs from birth to age 5.

During the festival, the center chooses six children — three at each campus — and donates a kid-themed tree to each.

This year’s recipients include Joshua, a 4-year-old with spina bifida and other conditions; Christopher, a 5-year-old with autism; and 4-year-old Isaiah, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Isaiah’s tree featured a superhero theme.

Although the center sponsors other fundraising efforts, including a golf tournament and duck derby, the Festival of Trees is by far its biggest. Duff said past festivals have raised as much as $300,000 for the center.

It takes a lot of work to put together, with planning usually beginning in January. And Duff said by the end of the auction, every tree is gone.

“Sometimes it’s not the price we’d like,” she said, “but we don’t want to take anything home with us.”

 

Staff writer Rodger Mullen can be reached at rmullen@fayobserver.com or 910-486-3561.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For kids, annual Christmas Festival of Trees is a gift

The annual Christmas Festival of Trees raises money for the Sandhills Children’s Center.

PINEHURST — They are trees with a purpose.

The dozens of elaborate Christmas trees displayed at the Carolina Hotel are more than just holiday decorations. For the Sandhills Children’s Center, they mean help for kids with special needs.

For more than 20 years, the center’s Festival of Trees has provided an outlet for local folks to express their Christmas creativity while raising money for children in the process.

This year’s festival was held Nov. 28- Dec. 1. The center’s Festival Marketplace, another fundraiser, will be held today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel.

“We do five fundraisers a year and this is by far the biggest one,” said Robin Duff, community relations representative for the Sandhills Children’s Center. “It covers about 10 percent of our budget. And it’s all for children who have special developmental needs.”

People bid for the trees online at prices ranging from around $100 to thousands of dollars. For each tree, there is a “buy now” price for people who want to skip the bidding process and just claim their tree.

For the festival, the non-profit center asks people and businesses in the community to decorate a tree in any way that strikes their fancy. And it goes beyond just the tree — most of them are surrounded by items that tie into the theme of the tree, and it all comes with the price.

For instance, a Carolina Hurricanes tree comes with tickets to see the ‘Canes as well as team T-shirts and other items. A local restaurant and pub includes six-packs of some of its signature brews.

“There are kid trees and there are adult trees,” Duff said. “One year, we had a fishing tree that was decorated with fishing lures.”

The artificial trees, which range in height from 2 to 7½ feet tall, are provided by the center. But the sometimes-quirky themes are purely the decorators’ own.

And most of them spare no effort in bringing the trees to life.

A tree sponsored by the Pinehurst Resort comes with golf hats, tees, range bags and golf balls. Another tree, sponsored by Flowland Counter-Culture Outlet in Aberdeen, comes with industrial hemp items grown in North Carolina.

There is a “It’s a Dog’s Life” tree that comes complete with puppy treats and toys, a “Child’s Play” tree that comes with classic games such as Lite Brite and Uno, and a Mickey Mouse-themed tree.

“The trees with liquor do very well,” said Duff, leading a tour of the festival recently. “We have a tree that’s entirely made out of wine. There’s a Scotch tree.”

Perhaps the most elaborate tree this year is the one sponsored by Lane and Associates Family Dentistry.

Titled “Baking Spirits Bright,” the tree is decorated with baking items and hand-painted ornaments and comes surrounded by items including cookbooks, subscriptions to cooking magazines and more. The “buy now” price on that tree was $7,425.

“Where do you find a Christmas tree ornament that’s a bowl of pasta?” said Duff, pointing out a tree sponsored by Lowe’s Foods. “It blows my mind how creative they are.”

Along with the trees, items such as wreaths, kitchen accessories and gift baskets were also available for bids during the auction.

Ultimately though, the Festival of Trees is all about the kids. The Sandhills Children’s Center has campuses in Southern Pines and Rockingham and focuses on children with special developmental needs from birth to age 5.

During the festival, the center chooses six children — three at each campus — and donates a kid-themed tree to each.

This year’s recipients include Joshua, a 4-year-old with spina bifida and other conditions; Christopher, a 5-year-old with autism; and 4-year-old Isaiah, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Isaiah’s tree featured a superhero theme.

Although the center sponsors other fundraising efforts, including a golf tournament and duck derby, the Festival of Trees is by far its biggest. Duff said past festivals have raised as much as $300,000 for the center.

It takes a lot of work to put together, with planning usually beginning in January. And Duff said by the end of the auction, every tree is gone.

“Sometimes it’s not the price we’d like,” she said, “but we don’t want to take anything home with us.”

 

Staff writer Rodger Mullen can be reached at rmullen@fayobserver.com or 910-486-3561.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Global Cookware Market 2019-2023 | Rapid Growth in Online Sales …

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio
analysts forecast the global cookware market to grow at a CAGR of over
4% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research
report.

The growing emphasis on cookware aesthetics and functionality is one of
the major trends being witnessed in the global
cookware market 2019-2023
. The growing customer demand for
highly functional and ergonomic cookware products is attributable to the
increasing awareness of cookware designs and aesthetics. Also, the shift
toward sustainability, especially in developed economies such as the US
and Western European countries, has resulted in vendors in the global
cookware market coming out with earthy designs and modular concepts.
With developments in printing technology, vendors can replicate stone
and wood finishes on exterior surfaces of cookware such as pots and
woks. Additionally, the shift toward smaller room sizes in households
and modular kitchen designs have encouraged optimized utensil designs in
cookware. Thus, the trend of optimal cookware design is expected to
influence the global cookware market during the forecast period.

This report is available at a USD 1,000 discount for a limited time
only:
View
market snapshot before purchasing

According to Technavio analysts, one of the key factors contributing to
the growth of the global cookware market is the rapid growth in online
sales:

Global cookware market: Rapid growth in online
sales

The growing penetration of technology and Internet-enabled devices has
contributed to several vendors in the global cookware marketplace to
increase focus on e-commerce channels. While vendors such as TTK
Prestige and Hawkins Cookers offer online purchase options through their
company websites for customers, several other vendors have tie-ups with
online e-commerce retail platforms such as Amazon. Offline sales
channels such as retail stores continued to account for a major share of
sales revenue for vendors in the global cookware market in 2018.
However, factors such as increased spending by vendors on online
advertising and the rapid development of Internet infrastructure in
emerging economies such as India and China are expected to aid the
online sales of cookware products. Therefore, the growing consumer shift
toward personalized shopping through digital devices is expected to
boost online sales over the forecast period.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio, “Apart from rapid growth
in online sales, the rapid penetration of regular kitchen stoves using
LPG fuel in emerging countries, growing popularity of induction
cookware, induction compatible copper cookware, and the rising
popularity of ceramic coated non-stick cookware are some other factors
that are boosting the growth of the global cookware market.”

Global cookware market: Segmentation analysis

The global cookware market research report provides market segmentation
by material (aluminum, stainless steel, others), and by region (the
Americas, EMEA, and APAC). It provides an in-depth analysis of the
prominent factors influencing the market, including drivers,
opportunities, trends, and industry-specific challenges.

The APAC region held the largest share of the market in 2018, accounting
for close to 38% share, followed by the EMEA and Americas respectively.
In 2018, the growth of the cookware market in APAC was primarily driven
by the rapid penetration of gas stovetops and LPG connections in
developing countries such as India and China. During the forecast
period, the APAC region is expected to register the highest incremental
growth as several consumers in APAC prefer traditional gas stovetops
over induction cooktops.

Looking for more information on this market? Request
a free sample report

Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple
sections of the report such as the market size and forecast, drivers,
challenges, trends, and more.

Some of the key topics covered in the report include:

Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis

Market Sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market size and forecast

Five Forces Analysis

Market Segmentation

Geographical Segmentation

  • Regional comparison
  • Key leading countries

Market Drivers

Market Challenges

Market Trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Competitive scenario

About Technavio

Technavio
is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their
research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides
actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and
develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.

With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists
of more than 10,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies,
spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises
of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This
growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage,
extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify
opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their
competitive positions within changing market scenarios.

If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team
at media@technavio.com.

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Global Cookware Market 2019-2023 | Rapid Growth in Online Sales …

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio
analysts forecast the global cookware market to grow at a CAGR of over
4% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research
report.

The growing emphasis on cookware aesthetics and functionality is one of
the major trends being witnessed in the global
cookware market 2019-2023
. The growing customer demand for
highly functional and ergonomic cookware products is attributable to the
increasing awareness of cookware designs and aesthetics. Also, the shift
toward sustainability, especially in developed economies such as the US
and Western European countries, has resulted in vendors in the global
cookware market coming out with earthy designs and modular concepts.
With developments in printing technology, vendors can replicate stone
and wood finishes on exterior surfaces of cookware such as pots and
woks. Additionally, the shift toward smaller room sizes in households
and modular kitchen designs have encouraged optimized utensil designs in
cookware. Thus, the trend of optimal cookware design is expected to
influence the global cookware market during the forecast period.

This report is available at a USD 1,000 discount for a limited time
only:
View
market snapshot before purchasing

According to Technavio analysts, one of the key factors contributing to
the growth of the global cookware market is the rapid growth in online
sales:

Global cookware market: Rapid growth in online
sales

The growing penetration of technology and Internet-enabled devices has
contributed to several vendors in the global cookware marketplace to
increase focus on e-commerce channels. While vendors such as TTK
Prestige and Hawkins Cookers offer online purchase options through their
company websites for customers, several other vendors have tie-ups with
online e-commerce retail platforms such as Amazon. Offline sales
channels such as retail stores continued to account for a major share of
sales revenue for vendors in the global cookware market in 2018.
However, factors such as increased spending by vendors on online
advertising and the rapid development of Internet infrastructure in
emerging economies such as India and China are expected to aid the
online sales of cookware products. Therefore, the growing consumer shift
toward personalized shopping through digital devices is expected to
boost online sales over the forecast period.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio, “Apart from rapid growth
in online sales, the rapid penetration of regular kitchen stoves using
LPG fuel in emerging countries, growing popularity of induction
cookware, induction compatible copper cookware, and the rising
popularity of ceramic coated non-stick cookware are some other factors
that are boosting the growth of the global cookware market.”

Global cookware market: Segmentation analysis

The global cookware market research report provides market segmentation
by material (aluminum, stainless steel, others), and by region (the
Americas, EMEA, and APAC). It provides an in-depth analysis of the
prominent factors influencing the market, including drivers,
opportunities, trends, and industry-specific challenges.

The APAC region held the largest share of the market in 2018, accounting
for close to 38% share, followed by the EMEA and Americas respectively.
In 2018, the growth of the cookware market in APAC was primarily driven
by the rapid penetration of gas stovetops and LPG connections in
developing countries such as India and China. During the forecast
period, the APAC region is expected to register the highest incremental
growth as several consumers in APAC prefer traditional gas stovetops
over induction cooktops.

Looking for more information on this market? Request
a free sample report

Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple
sections of the report such as the market size and forecast, drivers,
challenges, trends, and more.

Some of the key topics covered in the report include:

Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis

Market Sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market size and forecast

Five Forces Analysis

Market Segmentation

Geographical Segmentation

  • Regional comparison
  • Key leading countries

Market Drivers

Market Challenges

Market Trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Competitive scenario

About Technavio

Technavio
is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their
research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides
actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and
develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.

With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists
of more than 10,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies,
spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises
of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This
growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage,
extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify
opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their
competitive positions within changing market scenarios.

If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team
at media@technavio.com.

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Global Disposable Dinnerware Market 2018 Dynamics, Outlook and …

Invant Research recently published report titledGlobal Disposable Dinnerware Industry 2018Market Research Report is an in depth study providing complete analysis of the industry for the period 2018–2025. It provides complete overview of Global Disposable Dinnerware Market considering all the major industry trends, market dynamics and competitive scenario.

The research on the Global Disposable Dinnerware Industry is an extensive analysis that supplies an assortment merger of market realities that are skillful. The research indicates that the Disposable Dinnerware trends in addition to the magnitude of each distinct segment in the Disposable Dinnerware market. The study on the international Disposable Dinnerware market starts with the market overview and underlines the true information details, paired together with data concerning the existing circumstances.

Get PDF Sample and Full TOC of the Report@https://www.invantresearch.com/report-enquiry/21045

This report studies the global Disposable Dinnerware market status and forecast, categorizes the global Disposable Dinnerware market size (value volume) by key players, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top players in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East Africa.

The global Disposable Dinnerware market is valued at million US$ in 2017 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2018-2025.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
Hanna K Signature
Masterpiece
PrimeLink Solutions
JAM Paper
Ningbo Roff
Daily Chef
Lancaster Commercial
Nanofiber Tech
Arc International Tableware
Abert SpA
Lancaster Commercial
Ocean Glass Public Company
Mozaik
PrimeWare
Hefty
Belix
PEP Connecticut Plastics

Geographically, this report studies the key regions, focuses on product sales, value, market share and growth opportunity in these regions, covering
North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
Household
Restaurant
Hotel
Other

Overview Of Full Report Visit @https://www.invantresearch.com/global-disposable-dinnerware-market-research-report-2018-21045

Target Audience of Disposable Dinnerware Market:
-Manufacturer / Potential Investors
-Traders, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers and Exporters.
-Association and government bodies.

Disposable Dinnerware Market Historic Data (2013-2017):
-Industry Trends: Revenue, Status and Outlook.
-Competitive Landscape: By Manufacturers, Development Trends.
-Product Revenue for Top Players: Market Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Situation Analysis.
-Market Segment: By Types, By Applications, By Regions/ Geography.
-Sales Revenue: Market Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Analysis.

Disposable Dinnerware Market Influencing Factors:
-Market Environment: Government Policies, Technological Changes, Market Risks.
-Market Drivers: Growing Demand, Reduction in Cost, Market Opportunities and Challenges.

Key questions answered in the Disposable Dinnerware Market report:
What will be the market growth rate of Disposable Dinnerware in 2025?
What are the key factors driving the Global Disposable Dinnerware ?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis of top manufacturers of Disposable Dinnerware ?
Who are the distributors, traders and dealers of Disposable Dinnerware Market?
Who are the key vendors in Disposable Dinnerware space?
What are the Disposable Dinnerware Industry opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the Global Disposable Dinnerware ?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis by types, application and regions of Disposable Dinnerware ?
What are the market opportunities, market risk and market overview of the Disposable Dinnerware Market?

Invantresearch.com is the most comprehensive collection of market intelligence products and services on the Web. We provide the current industry scenario, technical data, manufacturing plants, qualitative and quantitive analysis, also regional study, development trends and investment feasibility analysis of the competitors through our exclusive syndicated research. we offer customization services for the research reports through a close coordination with publishers to understand and fulfill your research requirements.

If you have any special requirements, please let us know and we will offer you the report as you want. Mail @ sales@invantresearch.com

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Global Disposable Dinnerware Market 2018 Dynamics, Outlook and …

Invant Research recently published report titledGlobal Disposable Dinnerware Industry 2018Market Research Report is an in depth study providing complete analysis of the industry for the period 2018–2025. It provides complete overview of Global Disposable Dinnerware Market considering all the major industry trends, market dynamics and competitive scenario.

The research on the Global Disposable Dinnerware Industry is an extensive analysis that supplies an assortment merger of market realities that are skillful. The research indicates that the Disposable Dinnerware trends in addition to the magnitude of each distinct segment in the Disposable Dinnerware market. The study on the international Disposable Dinnerware market starts with the market overview and underlines the true information details, paired together with data concerning the existing circumstances.

Get PDF Sample and Full TOC of the Report@https://www.invantresearch.com/report-enquiry/21045

This report studies the global Disposable Dinnerware market status and forecast, categorizes the global Disposable Dinnerware market size (value volume) by key players, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top players in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East Africa.

The global Disposable Dinnerware market is valued at million US$ in 2017 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2018-2025.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
Hanna K Signature
Masterpiece
PrimeLink Solutions
JAM Paper
Ningbo Roff
Daily Chef
Lancaster Commercial
Nanofiber Tech
Arc International Tableware
Abert SpA
Lancaster Commercial
Ocean Glass Public Company
Mozaik
PrimeWare
Hefty
Belix
PEP Connecticut Plastics

Geographically, this report studies the key regions, focuses on product sales, value, market share and growth opportunity in these regions, covering
North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
Household
Restaurant
Hotel
Other

Overview Of Full Report Visit @https://www.invantresearch.com/global-disposable-dinnerware-market-research-report-2018-21045

Target Audience of Disposable Dinnerware Market:
-Manufacturer / Potential Investors
-Traders, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers and Exporters.
-Association and government bodies.

Disposable Dinnerware Market Historic Data (2013-2017):
-Industry Trends: Revenue, Status and Outlook.
-Competitive Landscape: By Manufacturers, Development Trends.
-Product Revenue for Top Players: Market Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Situation Analysis.
-Market Segment: By Types, By Applications, By Regions/ Geography.
-Sales Revenue: Market Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Analysis.

Disposable Dinnerware Market Influencing Factors:
-Market Environment: Government Policies, Technological Changes, Market Risks.
-Market Drivers: Growing Demand, Reduction in Cost, Market Opportunities and Challenges.

Key questions answered in the Disposable Dinnerware Market report:
What will be the market growth rate of Disposable Dinnerware in 2025?
What are the key factors driving the Global Disposable Dinnerware ?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis of top manufacturers of Disposable Dinnerware ?
Who are the distributors, traders and dealers of Disposable Dinnerware Market?
Who are the key vendors in Disposable Dinnerware space?
What are the Disposable Dinnerware Industry opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the Global Disposable Dinnerware ?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis by types, application and regions of Disposable Dinnerware ?
What are the market opportunities, market risk and market overview of the Disposable Dinnerware Market?

Invantresearch.com is the most comprehensive collection of market intelligence products and services on the Web. We provide the current industry scenario, technical data, manufacturing plants, qualitative and quantitive analysis, also regional study, development trends and investment feasibility analysis of the competitors through our exclusive syndicated research. we offer customization services for the research reports through a close coordination with publishers to understand and fulfill your research requirements.

If you have any special requirements, please let us know and we will offer you the report as you want. Mail @ sales@invantresearch.com

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If You Don’t Like How Heavy Cast Iron Is, This Is the Skillet You Buy


These Handbuilt Kitchens Are the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Based in Suffolk County, England, Plain English specializes in cabinets and joinery made the old-fashioned way.

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