The Great Basin Service Club has been working this summer in refurbishing many of the Christmas Decorations that have become a bit untidy. Of course, this is a never ending battle as the weather and exhaust fumes attack the garland each year along with the dust and dirt thrown into the air as the vehicles pass. The revenue from the Festival of Trees Auction and donations from the community provides the funding to purchase new decorations and the materials to refurbish the older and untidy ornaments. The club has been working for many years to purchase decorations to place on every pole downtown and for East Aultman along with the Great Basin Blvd and the Veterans Highway. Working to conserve energy the club is slowly replacing the light bulbs with LED energy efficient bulbs. The community may not realize that Mt. Wheeler does not charge the club or the City for the energy used to decorate our community. When you see a Mt. Wheeler Board Member please thank them for their community support.
This year’s Christmas Parade theme is “A Pioneer Christmas.” Living in a rural area of the State of Nevada we thought this would be a “fun” theme. Please follow the theme when preparing your entry. We’re sure there are many interpretations for this theme.
The Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. from Broadbent Park (City Park) and proceed east on Aultman Street to 11th Street (one block past the County Park). Of course “Santa” will again be the featured Grand Marshall. To pre-register for the parade please call 775-289-2111, leave a message and the chairman will return your call. The Christmas Crafters Festival is from 10 am to 4 p.m. at the Bristlecone Convention Center. If you are interested in a booth contact Bunny Hill, Chairman at 775-296-0439. The Senior Center is having a Craft & Bake sale to benefit the Senior Program from 10 am to 2 p.m.
In addition our local merchants will be open to assist you in finding that perfect gift for someone special on your list. Be sure to come out and support our local merchants and see all the wonderful handcrafted items at the Convention and Senior Centers. For those that have pre-registered for the parade your numbers can be picked up at the Convention Center during the day from Bunny Hill or Alana Wise.