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SMH Festival Of Trees

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) invites you to participate in the magic of the Festival of Trees. The festival opens Friday, December 6th, and runs for nine days ending Saturday, December 14th. The Festival of Trees is a holiday-themed event with proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets and an online auction going toward necessary medical equipment. Donations to the annual fund help deliver close-to-home quality healthcare and specialty services to our rural residents. The event’s focal point is the display and sale of spectacular holiday trees, wreaths, gift certificates, getaways, merchandise, and more donated by businesses and community groups. The raffle drawing will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th, streamed live on the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Facebook page.

The festival will include in-person viewing, entertainment, Family Day, and this interactive website to view all trees, wreaths, and prizes from home.

This year’s online auction will feature fully decorated Christmas trees, getaways, and prize packages. Bids will open on November 18th and can be placed online until December 14th at 2:00 p.m.

What makes the Festival of Trees so special? One reason is the fantastic support and generosity we receive from our businesses and the entire community. An event like this would not be possible without all of our sponsors.  Enjoy the website!


  • Where

    7870W US Highway 2, Manistique

  • WHEN

    December 6 -
    December 14,2023

Raffle Ticket
Sales Begin
November 1, 2024
Cost of Tickets
5 for $10
Festival dates
December 6 -
December 14
Raffle Ticket Sale Locations

Event line up

9 Days of Festival Fun

Day 1
December 1, 2023
Day 2
December 2, 2023
Day 3
December 3, 2023
Day 4
December 4, 2023
Day 5
December 5, 2023
Day 6
December 6, 2023
Day 7
December 7, 2023

Visit the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.


Visit the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.

Come and listen to the Manistique High School Glee Club perform a variety of songs during family day! 

Visit  the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.

Visit the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.

Remember your loved ones and friends by purchasing lights on this year’s Love Lite Tree. 

Submit Names Online: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/lovelite-2023

Please join us in the Atrium at SMH on
Monday December 4th at 6:30 pm
for the Annual Lighting Ceremony.

Refreshments and snacks to follow ceremony.


Visit the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.

Visit the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.


Join us for a yoga class with Jessie Bertapelle, Fit Gypsy owner. 

🎄✨ Join us for Yoga Under the Lights at the 5th annual Festival of Trees! ✨🎄

Indulge in the serenity of a relaxing yoga class amidst the enchanting glow of beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital atrium in Manistique, MI. This class will be lead by Jessie Bertapelle from Fit Gypsy Fitness Studio.

🕊️ When: December 6th from 7:00pm-7:30pm.

📍 Where: Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Atrium

💰 Cost: $10 Suggested Donation with all proceeds benefiting Schoolcraft Memorial Hospitals fundraiser (Cash Only)

🧘‍♀️ Bring: Your own mat and water bottle

Unwind, stretch, and find peace in the festive ambiance while supporting a great cause! All proceeds from this rejuvenating yoga session will contribute to the purchase of new X-ray and fluoroscopy equipment for the Medical Imaging Department.

Let’s come together for a tranquil evening, spread holiday cheer, and make a positive impact on our community’s healthcare. 🌟 Your participation will not only bring relaxation but also help us upgrade vital medical imaging equipment.

Limited spots available, so secure your place now! 🧘‍♂️✨

Register here: https://signup.com/go/YWTNppC 

Visit the Festival of Trees in person.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Greeter’s Desk. Please enter using the hospital entrance.

2023 Sponsors

Amazing Partners & Sponsors

Brilliant Star Auction Sponsor - $5,000+

Winter Wonderland Sponsor

Santa's Workshop - Family Day Sponsor

Holly & Ivy Sponsors


Tree Designers


Designer Wreath Sponsors


Prize Sponsors

Cindy Swagart

LaCroix Lathe Works

Sallee Poole


Poinsettia Prize Sponsors

Russell & Carol Poole

Dr. Patrick & Hillary Galey

Peter Hood & Christine Worley

Sandy Casey

Joey Peterson & Peterson Fisheries

Wheaty Wheatoff & Carolyn Peterson

Tom & Melissa White

Dr. Randy & Cindy Olli

Sara & Jim Blanchard

Santa's Helper Financial Sponsors

superior health foundation

Bob & Terri Crumb

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Hidden Estates
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UP Paper
LaTulip Brewing Company

Read what Patients have to say about Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

Everyone in the ambulatory care/outpatient surgery were great!! They all made me feel very comfortable and did a great job!!! thank you to the whole outpatient staff and Doctor Rayner..I would recommend Schoolcraft or patient to anyone in need of surgery

Reviewer: Jeremy Sitkoski

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5 out of 5 stars

The care that was provided by The nurses (Cindy, Felicia Ruth) and staff was exceptional. The entire staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. We received a call from Felicia the next day to check on my husband to check his pain level and do a follow up. The surgery area from check in to check out was well organized, clean, and up to date. Thank you to all of you for what you do so well and everything beyond your normal duties.

Reviewer: Maureen DesChamps

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5 out of 5 stars

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Very detailed, very caring and thorough.
I met with Dr. Randall a couple of days ago and was very impressed. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and was receptive to my inquiries. I would highly recommend him as an orthopedic specialist.
Great dr explains everything really good
Dr. Bambang M.D. and team did an excellent job. The procedure I was dreading turned out to be a pleasant experience. I'd recommend SMH.
Dr Madjar is an excellent doctor. He has taken great care of me. He always answers all my questions.
Super nice doctor and nursing staff. I was in and out in record time with fantastic results!
Always awesome and very informative
I was nervous about my procedure yesterday but everything just fell in place with staff working so smoothly and professionally, very competent and personable. Dr Baumbach is very re-assuring, and his staff follows his lead. Very pleasant. We are very blessed not only to have our great facility, but to have so many kind and skilled people!
Nurses and both Dr Bambach and anesthesiologist were very kind and professional.
Andrew is a very knowledgeable PA and willing to share what he knows on any medical issue. He is well read and referred to different articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine for further research if needed.
Gave me the info and asked me if I had any questions
Great, the best!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the positive review! - Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Administration
I recently saw Dr. Schoenow in the ER. I was very fortunate that he was on staff that evening along with nurses Dawn, Elizabeth, and Cheryl. They all worked very quickly and professionally and got me the immediate attention and relief that I needed. I could not be happier with the care I received and I’m very thankful for the ER and imaging staff at SCMH.Yes, I may also be an employee of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, but it’s nice to be able to compliment my coworkers for their hard work and also say that while I was in an unfortunate situation, I received outstanding care which made a bad situation a lot easier to deal with.Thanks again Dr. Schoenow and ER Staff. Thanks for working over and filling in Dawn. I’m so glad you were there.
My youngest child was hurt while we were in town for a wedding. We chose to take her to the Clinic to be seen. They were so sweet, kind, and efficient! Everyone from the receptionist (Heidi), nurse (Breann), doctor (Dennis), and X-ray tech (Steve) were great! They made our Sunday morning trip to the clinic a quick and (mostly) painless event. They got us in and out as quickly as they could and the doctor, Dennis, even called to check on her a few days later. This was hands down one of the best experiences I have ever had in a hospital environment.
Very good Doctor
Very nice bedside manners, all in all just a very good ER doc you can tell he's really concerned about his patients
Dr Schoenow is an excellent doctor. Hospital very clean and friendly nurses and staff
Excellence should be called out. The care my son received from ER staff Dr. Schoenow, Dr. Dums, Nurses Makenzie, Regina, Ann and more was second to NONE! Dr. Schoenow and the ER nurses did not stop even stayed after his shift to get answers that helped my boy. The follow up treatment he received from Dr. Dums and his NP Ellie after his admission was just as amazing. When loved ones get very ill, at times it is thought that a hospital in a larger city could provide better care. In our case this could not be further from the truth! The Doctors consulted with U of M, Green Bay and Marquette bringing “big city Hospitals” to us, who by the way only confirmed what Dr. Schoenow suspected. I always felt comfortable with the staff and knew my son was safe in their care. They educated my wife and I, treated us like royalty and melted our anxieties. WELL DONE!! This is what professionalism looks like.
Response from the owner: Josh, thank you for your kind words. We have the best employees. We will pass along your words of praise. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.
Dr. Schoenow is an excellent physician. He is very thorough. He very open to questions and his answers are concise and thoughtful.
He was great, I was sorry to catch them on a day right after a holiday, but the whole team was great!!
Very professional and helpful and the nurses were great
I love having a hospital in Schoolcraft Co.We are so lucky.I appreciate the passing of the ambulance millagemillage
Wonderful very understanding
Superior quality treatment by a compassionate professional. All our questions were answered. My husband was anxious about having his peg tube removed and the doctor and his staff put us immediately at ease.
Dr.Niemela was great. He communicated well, answered all questions and was very personable. He seems intelligent, organized, and an expert in his field. He made me feel confident in his skills.
Excellent bedside manners. Very efficient staff and no delays for my appointment time.
I received excellent care. I was extremely comfortable, I didn’t feel nervous at all. All the nurses and everyone were so good. I highly recommend Dr. Bambach for any procedure!
I went to Dr Randall in April to have significant rotator cuff damage repaired on my left shoulder. I recently had my 6 month follow-up appiontment and I couldn’t be more pleased with my outcome. All the Physical Therapy staff were great as well. Top notch service from Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Rayner took time to hear what was going on with me. I was very pleased and satisfied with the results.
They took very good care of me