By Meg Rhoads

Special to the Times

The Bristlecone Convention Center is overflowing with Christmas spirit. The Festival of Trees opened to the public on Friday November 27th, followed by the Annual Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon on Saturday which raised money for the C.A.C.H. backpack program. This week students from the White Pine High School Leadership and JAG programs have taken approximately 253 kindergarten through 3rd grade students and helped them make a holiday craft, read them a Christmas story, and guided them through the trees and helped them vote for their favorite tree.

Friday will be the final night auction with entertainment by the Next Generation Leahy. Doors open at 6:00PM. Seating is limited as of press time there are only 10 tickets left for the evening.

Saturday morning the Christmas Crafters Festival begins at 10:00 AM with 21 booths offering handmade items to help you find that perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list this year. Santa will be here from 10AM until 12:30PM and again from 2:00PM until 3:30PM. The parade begins at 6:00PM from Broadbent Park. Don’t miss this wonderful event!Tree1-1