Festival of Trees picks library, S&R

Nov. 20 & 21 at Dillon Elks

The 15th annual Festival of Trees will take place Nov. 20 and 21 at the Dillon Elks Lodge.  The event annually raises funds for select groups and this year the Dillon Public Library and the Beaverhead Search and Rescue will benefit from the efforts of the committee.

According to spokesperson Maryellen Wilkerson, the library would like to add air conditioning to their building and replace carpeting.  The S&R is in the process of updating their communication system.

“Fortunately, every year we seem to raise more money to help the worthwhile causes selected by the committee,” said Wilkerson.

The fun begins Friday, Nov. 20 with Family Night.  From 5 to 8 p.m. the fun will include pictures with Santa, story time with readings by Marie Habener, carol singing led by Terrill Atkins, and performances by students of the Shine Dance Studio.

Guests can view the innovative and elaborate decorated trees that will be auctioned off Saturday evening.  The silent and live auction items will also be on display.

On Friday night, admission is $1 with children six and under provided free entry.  The Family Night includes free cookies and cider.

Generous donors can slate Saturday evening as a night to attend the auction with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  Pre-sale tickets are $15 and $20 the night of the event.  Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the City of Dillon Public Library, Knockabout, the Bookstore, or Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan.

Ticket purchasers enjoy wine and treats prior to and during the auction.
For more information, call Sharon Rice (683-4831) or Maryellen Wilkerson (683-4712).