TEMPLETON — The Templeton Chamber’ of Commerce’s second annual Christmas Tree Auction and Impact Awards Dinner is set for Nov. 16. 

This signature event raised $10,800 for six local non-profit organizations that serve San Luis Obispo County. This year’s event will have guests feeling as though they have been transported to a Winter Wonderland on Nov. 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at 1800 El Pomar in Templeton. 

Guests will enjoy the beautiful 1800 El Pomar venue with a heated tent by All About Events, beer, wine, appetizers, a plated dinner, silent auction and live auction, presentation of the 2019 Community Impact Awards, the introduction of the 2020 Templeton Chamber board members and music and dancing.

The silent auction benefits the chamber with items ranging from mini Christmas trees like the “Sock Tree,” wine from Castoro Cellars, gift certificates for local restaurants and spa packages. 


The Impact Awards presentation is the chamber’s chance to honor the Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Student Citizen of the Year, Public Safety Officer of the Year, Business Beautification of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. These hard-working volunteers and business owners are recognized for their service to the Templeton Community during the dinner program before the live auction.

The fun begins when Auctioneer Doug Filipponi takes the stage for the live auction of items like a dinner for eight to McPhees and a Traeger Grill donated by Idlers Appliance as well as the six decorated artificial Christmas trees created by local non-profits. These trees each with a value of over $1,000 will be loaded with gifts, gift certificates, experiences and more with the proceeds from these trees going directly to the non-profit that created the tree. 

The Templeton Chamber is presenting a tree this year in honor of its 40th Anniversary, the “Ruby Red 40th Anniversary” tree will be loaded with chamber member gift certificates and special offers to help celebrate the big anniversary.

Tickets are on sale now, $90 per person, $720 for a table of 8 or upgrade to a VIP Table for $1,000 that includes one bottle of champagne, two bottles of wine, dessert goodie bags and reserve table card. 

Tickets are available by going online to templetonchamber.com, calling the Templeton Chamber office at 805-434-1789 or stop into the office a 321 S. Main St., Templeton. This is a formal event for ages 21 years old and over. RSVP by Nov. 8 to secure a ticket or table.