Colville and the Joy of Christmas

It is a lovely time of year in Colville.  The community comes together and makes the Holidays special.  Downtown becomes a festive, fun, and lively place to be.  Deocations are hung, the tree goes up, and music fills Main Street. 

Colville Together had the oppurtiunity to help with the festivities this year.  We reached out to the the local schools for help decorating the Downtown Christmas tree.  Fourteen classrooms participated and over 400 handmade ornaments were made for the tree.  The materials for the ornaments – log rounds, tounge depressors, and pine cones – were donated.  Josh Anderson and Phil Bradeen from Vaagen Timbers cut the birch trees, sawed the rounds and drilled the holes.  Missy Stalp, Providence Mt. Carmel, donated the tounge depressors, which the students transformed into snowflakes and stickmen.  The pine cones, collected by two woodland faires, were decorated with glitter, turned into raindeer, and painted. 

As it has for many years, the Parks & Rec Department, hung the lights (circling the tree this year thanks to a donation from the Colville Chamber of Commerce) and red bows, then we all went to work hanging the beatiful ornaments that the children made.  It was a long day, but full of fun and thankfully sunshine.  Jill Marshall and the entire Parks & Recreation crew did a fabulous job.  

The decorated tree was lit at the Chamber of Commerce’s anually Tree Lighting Event.  It was  wonderful. 

Thank you Colville!  Merry Christmas!

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