Purple and gold—symbols of royalty and wealth—what more could describe the importance of learning and the success that comes through a quality education here at the University of Montevallo! As we help students soar toward academic success, we recognize that they, too, might need help to soar above adversity.
Each year, the University of Montevallo Upward Bound students participate in collecting donations with the annual Holiday Tree Fundraiser. With the proceeds from this event, many deserving high school students are awarded scholarships for college. While Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program, any scholarship money awarded must be earned at the local level. Therefore, the amount of the scholarship we are able to offer is dependent on the amount of money raised from the fundraisers. Last year, we were able to award over $2,500 in Senior Book Scholarships from monies generated from the annual Holiday Tree Fundraiser.
This year, in celebration of the purple and gold tradition here at the University of Montevallo, we offer one of the true delights of the season—your opportunity to win a “Plum Delightful” tree filled with hundreds of purple, gold, crystal, and white ornaments. The 7.5’ metallic gold pine tree with clear lights wrapped over branches has been embellished with butterflies, birds, dragonflies to symbolize the importance of students soaring toward success.
In addition to the tree and ornaments, you will find hues of color—in metallic ribbon of white, gold, and purple mesh. Each part of the day reveals new ornaments, as light shines through the branches and illuminates another treasured decoration. The splashes of white ting-ting and purple glitter pics provide light changing features to bring new glimpses to this holiday delight, as well as beautiful perches for birds and other winged creatures. In all 1,000 glass, metal, resin, and glittery delights adorn the tree.
The bottom of the tree is adorned with a 60 inch, beautiful, deep purple and mauve velvet tree skirt that surrounds this glimmering gold tree. (If purchased separately, the tree, decorations, and tree skirt would retail for more than $1,500).
Because of generous donations from Wal Mart stores in Alabaster, Calera, and Clanton, and Centreville, Target in Alabaster, Kirkland’s Home in Alabaster, Lowes in Alabaster, Belk in Alabaster, Hobby Lobby and Michaels in Hoover, Home Décor and Old Time Pottery in Pelham, and Wright Drugs in Clanton, CVS in Calera and Montevallo, and Dollar General in West Blocton, Upward Bound is able to again offer an opportunity for one lucky ticket holder to take home this fully decorated tree. Each $1 donation you make to the University of Montevallo Upward Bound Scholarship Foundation will enter your name for a chance to win this holiday “PLUM DELIGHTFUL” tree. We will also draw 5 other tickets. These lucky winners will receive a 24” fully decorated wreath to adorn any home this season!
Hurry and get your tickets! The drawing for our 2010 “PLUM DELIGHTFUL” tree is December 6th—and you can take it home with you to enjoy before the season is in full swing!