Festival of Trees
TORRINGTON – Gracie’s Promise will host its ninth annual Festival of Trees and Decorations, set for Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1.
Festival of Trees and Decorations will be in the Community Room at Platte Valley Bank, 22nd Avenue and Main Street, in Torrington, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. All items on display will be available for sale via silent auction.
Celebrate a High Plains Christmas
GERING, Neb. – The Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering will host its annual High Plain Christmas celebration, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Activities include kids crafts, hosted by Scotts Bluff National Monument staff, horse-drawn wagon rides, toasting marshmallows and music, provided by the Highway 26 Carolers. Attendees will also have a chance to vote for their favorite decorated trees in the Trees Along the Trail Christmas tree contest. Votes are $1 each.
Children of all ages will have the opportunity to write letters to Santa, to be delivered via Pony Express to Santa’s Village in downtown Gering. Lunch, including homemade soups, bread and brownies or hotdog and chips, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Legacy of the Plains Museum is located at 2930 Old Oregon Trail in Gering. Museum admission will be half-price for adults during the event. Children will be admitted free, with a paying adult.
Christmas Cantata, concert set
TORRINGTON – Churches around the community will come together again this year to present the annual Christmas Cantata, The Glory of Christmas.
Directed by Joyce Willeke, performance dates are 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at First Baptist Church; 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at First Wyoming Presbyterian Church; 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at First Wyoming Presbyterian Church, and; 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Soloist will be Danielle Eichenberger and narrators are Julie Newman and Grant Jones.
Cantata performances are free and the public is invited.
First Wyoming Presbyterian Church will also play host to the annual Community Christmas Concert, set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, featuring several choirs, vocal ensembles and instrumental groups.
The Community Christmas Concert is free and the public is invited. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Gracie’s Promise.
Ham dinner fundraiser set
LINGLE – The Lingle–Fort Laramie Lions Club will host its annual Christmas Dinner and Auction, starting at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church basement in Lingle.
Featured will be a Christmas ham dinner at $12.50 per person, with auction following. Proceeds will benefit the Allen Stewart Blind Camp.
Please RSVP for the dinner to (307) 837-2551.
TORRINGTON – Kindergarten students at Lincoln Elementary invite the community to their first concert, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Torrington High School auditorium.
Students will present songs showcasing the skills they’ve learned in music classes so far this year in a concert sure to put people in the holiday spirit.
TORRINGTON – Santa’s Helpers and Santa are bringing a sleigh full of cheer to special children who need a special Christmas.
Santa’s Helpers need new gifts, including hats, gloves and other goodies for children 0-15 years of age. Gifts will be presented during a special Christmas party, starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center in Torrington. Santa will be arriving at 6 p.m.
Families wishing to attend the Santa’s Helpers Christmas Party may fill out application forms at the following locations: Kelly’s Super Market, Land of Goshen Ministries and the Department of Family Services office.
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