JOHN DAY - Every year a random Grant County school is chosen by Forest Service employees on Patterson Bridge Road to decorate their Christmas tree.

This year's chosen school was Long Creek. The students were bused over on Dec. 7 with their homemade decorations in hand to beautify the tree.

Pictured clockwise from top: Delaney Swanton, 6, a first- grader from Long Creek School, hangs a decoration on the Forest Service

Christmas tree on Dec. 7; Emerson Woomer hangs an ornament; left to right: Jess Drake, Cassie Drew, Jody Enochs, Maggie Kilby and Rachelle Witt at the Forest Service decorating party; bottom, Vicente Olivera, 8, a third-grader at Long Creek School hangs a decoration on the Forest Service tree.

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