By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Drag out those boxes of Christmas tree decorations and get that imagination sparking. It’s time for the Champion Jr. Women’s Club Vision of Trees.
The eighth annual event, with a theme of Toyland, will be held at the Champion Community Center in Champion Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vision of Trees features many fantastically-decorated trees, a Nativity display, food, hand-crafted items, a bake sale, and raffle and silent auction items.
In addition, musical entertainment will be provided.
A potato bake will be featured Saturday, a soup luncheon Sunday, with cookies served both days.
Meals are $4 per person.
Saturday entertainment will be Ron & Jamila Sing, Marla Smith and students and the Imperial Junior High Show Choir.
Sunday entertainment includes Rob Browning on piano and a kindergarten class play “Bob Humbug, the Christmas Grump.”
Last year, 43 trees were displayed. Anyone wanting to decorate a tree this year may call Celia Spady at (308) 882-5710 or Maxine Beard at (308) 882-5936 by Nov. 27.
Those wishing to share their Nativity scenes with the public may call Emma Jenkins at (308) 883-1460 by Nov. 27.
Raffle items include a two-seater wooden bench made by Lloyd Hazard; the quilt “Diamonds are Forever” by Jean Farrer; a Christmas tree with decorations by the Jr. Women’s Club; a child’s wooden toy pickup and a child’s wooden rolling toy, both made by Gale McCormick, which will be personalized.
Raffle tickets are $1 apiece or 12 for $10. The winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, as will the silent auction winners. People will not need to be present to win.