Vision of Trees visits Champion again
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The sixth annual Vision of Trees will be hosted by the Champion Jr. Women’s Club Dec. 3-5 at the Champion Community Center. Many activities will be included.
Over 35 decorated Christmas trees will be displayed, using unusual themes. A nativity display will also be highlighted.
Hours are Friday evening, 5-8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive Friday night and pictures will be taken with children from 5-8 p.m. with Heidi Anderson Photography.
A variety of events are planned for both days, with Christmas cookies and candies handed out. Handcrafted items and baked goods will be for sale, along with raffle items, such as an afghan, quilt, storage bench and a castle bookshelf.
A silent auction will be held with a “Get Away” weekend, gift baskets, quilted items and more.
A potato bake will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, served by the Junior Women’s Club, while Marla Smith’s G-quads+1 and other students play during the lunch hour.
The 9th Street Singers will be performing at 1 p.m. with a variety of Christmas music.
On Sunday, a soup luncheon will be provided from 12 noon on, and strolling carolers will entertain with Christmas music. The CCS kindergarten class will perform several selections, too.
Christmas Bingo will follow the lunch and entertainment. Raffle and silent auction winners will be announced following Christmas Bingo, about 2:30 p.m.
Raffle items include a castle book shelf built by Gale McCormick, a wooden storage bench built by Robert Farrer, an afghan sewn by Betty Jesse and a quilt by Marilyn Ferguson.
The potato bake is $4 and the soup luncheon is $3. All proceeds benefit the Champion Community Center.