By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The Champion Junior Women’s Club is preparing to host its fifth annual Vision of Trees Dec. 4-6 at the Champion Community Center. As of Monday, according to Chairman Jean Farrer, there were 37 Christmas trees slated to be exhibited.
A Christmas village and a Santa collection will also be on display.
New this year is a silent auction for handcrafted items, a weekend getaway, catered dinners, gift baskets and more.
The weekend begins Friday, Dec. 4, with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5-8 p.m. Pictures will be taken by Ann Miller with Pages of Time, and refreshments are being served.
The fun returns Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. with the Turn of the Century Carolers providing musical entertainment.
Beginning at 11 a.m., a potato bake, at $4, will be served. At 12 noon the G-Quads+1, Marla Smith’s advanced guitar and fiddle students, will be playing Christmas carols.
At 1:30, Arlys Cupp’s former kindergarten students will present a play, followed by a humorous skit of the shepherds on the hillside receiving the news of Christ’s birth.
Sunday, Dec. 6, begins with a soup luncheon at 12 noon for $3. At 2 p.m. the Zion Lutheran Bell Choir will perform Christmas selections.
About 2:45 p.m. the participation drawing for all Christmas Tree displays will begin, with the raffle drawing following, then the silent auction winners.
Tickets for the raffle will be sold at the Vision of Trees for $1 apiece or 12 for $10.