|Winter magic celebrated at Vision of Trees last weekend|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:00|
By Sheri Hink-Wagner
The Wauneta Breeze
The Champion Junior Women’s Club hosted the 11th annual Vision of Trees at the Champion Community Center last Saturday and Sunday. The theme was “Winter Magic.”
The always-popular event’s main attraction was the 35 Christmas trees decorated by area residents and businesses. The decorated trees are not judged, simply on display for all to enjoy.
This year’s presentation included a Christmas village display by Juana Moreno and Reina Moreno.
Club member Shona Heim said the event saw a steady stream of people on both days, with approximately 500 visitors during the two-day event.
Many youngsters took advantage of the “Letters to Santa” display where they could write Santa letters and post them directly to Santa.
Those who wrote letters to Santa were eligible to enter their name in a drawing for an M&M Christmas tree donated by Barb Prottsman. Lucy and Olivia Spady were the lucky winners of the M&M tree.
Entertainment was provided by 9th Street Singers, the Dynamic Duo (Bill and Cheryl Bryan) and Santa Claus Saturday. On Sunday various groups sang Christmas carols and Chase County Schools Elementary P.E. teacher Jodie Schuller brought her students, who performed their tinikling dance, a traditional Philippine dance.
The raffle items at the event included a photograph of Champion Mill won by Karen Welch, a Christmas tree won by Kaylene Silvester and a vintage potting shelf won by Neva Molzer. The large wood bench and the quilt were won by Morayah Cupp.
Other activities included a silent auction, cookies, handcrafted items and a bake sale table. Attendees also enjoyed a potato bake on Saturday and a soup luncheon on Sunday.
Heim noted proceeds from the event will be donated to needy families in the Champion and Imperial area. Last year, the group was able to make donations to six different families.