Who Wants Coffee or Tea? Springling now partnering with HTF

Hospice Tree Festival is now partnering with an organization known as Springling to generate additional means of supporting Hospice.  To order delicious coffee and tea, please go to https://springling.org/fundraiser/oconee-county-hospice-foothills.  We’ll also be providing Springling coffee and tea the entire week of the festival for purchase in the Bistro.
Want to create an interesting hostess or holiday gift?  Check out the pictures below of some customized samples that you can also do when placing your order.

Thanksgiving 2013 Butter Braid Sale!

Hospice of the Foothills is having a Thanksgiving Fund Raiser where they will be selling the Butter Braid frozen pastry.  Butter Braids were sold last year at the Christmas Tree Festival Bistro and are a frozen French pastry that is available in six wonderful flavors that make a very special treat for family and friends.  The available flavors are Bavarian Cream, Apple, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese and Strawberry & Cream Cheese.

These pastries will be available for Thanksgiving and the cost is $12.00 each with half of the proceeds going to Hospice.  While you are enjoying a wonderful fresh baked pastry with family or friends you are at the same time giving to Hospice.

If you are interested you may pre order Butter Braids by contacting Sandee Schreiber O’Neill at: schreibersandee@bellsouth.net   or 864-723-4412.  The order deadline is November 18th, 2013.  These will also be available after Thanksgiving at the Christmas Tree Festival.

Thanksgiving delivery will be Thursday Nov 21st at St. Pauls Church for Seneca and other areas, time 3:30 to 5:30 and Fri Nov. 22th for Keowee area, time 3:30 to 5:00 at the Crows Nest/Doggie Park.

Please indicate your pick up area, Keowee or Seneca, when placing your order.

Ethel Dial’s Festive (Holiday) Chicken Salad

After multiple rave reviews of Ethel Dial’s chicken salad that was served at Tuesday’s luncheon, Ethel has graciously agreed to share the recipe for everyone.   Enjoy!

Festive (Holiday) Chicken Salad

  • 3  Cans  12.5 oz. Chicken Breast – drained (SAM’s Club canned chicken is very good)
  • 1  cup Mayonnaise or Yogurt (I like mayo)
  • 1  teaspoon Paprika
  • 1-1/2  cups Dried Cranberries (Sunsweet Cranlins) or craisins
  • 1  cup Celery  -  chopped
  • 2  sliced Green onions
  • ½  cup Minced green bell pepper
  • 1  cup Chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1  teaspoon Seasoned salt (omit if you want)
  • Ground black pepper

 In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise or yogurt with paprika and seasoned salt.  Blend in craisins, celery, bell pepper, onion, and nuts.  Add chopped chicken and mix well.  Season with black pepper to taste.

 Chill 1 hour.

 Makes 12 servings

Ethel Dial, November 30, 2010

Our Logo and its Meaning

This year Oconee Medical Center and the festival volunteers have introduced a new logo representative of what hospice and the festival are all about.  The components of the logo are as follows: 

         Center Gold Star – Represents community support

         Dots – Represents truly dedicated volunteers

         Stars – Final ten rooms in Cottingham House

Throughout the festival week with the help of our dedicated volunteers along with our community’s support, we offer multiple events and marketing promotions to help create awareness of the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills.  Our goal for 2010 is to raise additional funds to help build an additional 10 rooms at the Cottingham House, Oconee Hospice of the Foothills.  With your help, we can achieve that goal. 

Caring.          Connecting.       Community.


Welcome to the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills Christmas Tree Festival site.  Oconee Hospice of the Foothills Foundation is proud to present its Seventh Annual Christmas Tree Festival.  Browse our site to learn more information about our events, sponsorship, or how to contact us regarding any feedback or questions on the festival.