10th Annual Holiday Showcase

JOHN DAY - Over 50 dancers from Body, Fitness and Dance, junior team and Grant Union High School team will perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 in the old gym at Grant Union.

Little Singers will also perform.

Cost is $4 and one can of food per person (to go to county Food Bank), free for children 6 and under. Proceeds benefit junior and high school dance teams.

Tickets can be purchased from any dance team member or at the door. Info: 620-1357.

Festival of trees

JOHN DAY - The Grant County Festival of Trees will be held Dec. 8 at the fairgrounds pavilion.

Children can create crafts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A silent auction will also be held at this time. Santa will be there, too! $2 each or three cans of food.

The public is invited to view trees, wreaths and centerpieces from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vote for your favorite!

An evening for adults begins at 6:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, musical entertainment by Half-fast Productions, oral auction of decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces. Final voting of People's Choice Awards. Attire is holiday festive.

Proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefits the Tree of Joy, Grant County Food Bank, nursing homes and the elderly.

To register to participate in decorating a tree, wreath or centerpiece, pick up guidelines at the fairgrounds.

Pre-paid gala prices are $7 each or $10 a couple. At the door, $10 each or $15 a couple. Call or stop by the Blue Mountain Eagle office and ask Marissa for tickets, 575-0710, or purchase tickets at the Grant County fairgrounds.

Info: 575-1900.

Parent training

JOHN DAY - The Oregon Parent Training and Information Center will present a free workshop "Managing Behavior During the Holidays" for parents of children with disabilities from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Grant County Center for Human Development, 528 E. Main Street.-

Preregister: Donna Helman at dhelman@orpti.org or 541-938-3947.

Elks hoop shoot

CANYON CITY - The Annual Grant County Elks Hoop Shoot will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Humbolt Elementary gym. Each boy and girl winner in each of the school competitions will qualify to shoot in the County Hoop Shoot.

The first- and second-place finishers at the County Hoop Shoot will receive trophies and the third-place finishers will receive a plaque.

The first-place boy and girl finishers in each age group will qualify to compete in the District Elks Hoop Shoot to be held Jan. 27, 2007 in Burns.

Info: Gail Enright 575-1280.

Catholic Church feast

JOHN DAY - St. Elizabeth Catholic Church will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass in Spanish at 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 and with the singing of "Las Mananitas" at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Receptions in the Parish Hall will follow after both events. Regular Mass at 12:05 pm on the Dec. 12 in English.

Hospital open house

JOHN DAY - The Blue Mountain Hospital Auxilary is having an open house meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the hospital meeting room. Info: 575-0243.

GUHS canned food drive

JOHN DAY - Grant Union High School will hold its annual canned food drive Nov. 30 through Dec. 13.

This year will be different than in the past years. A few teachers and ASB officers will sacrifice something for each 100 pounds worth of canned food brought in.

?-2,500 lbs. Officers Gordon Larson (Pie in the face), OSP; Sheriff Glenn Palmer and Police Chief Rich Tirico (either pie in the face or kiss the pig).

?-2,400 lbs.-Chance F./Mr. P will shave their heads.

?-2,000 lbs. Chance F./Mr. P will dye hair. (black / blonde)

?-1,500 lbs. Students will wear hats inside school until Christmas break.

?-1,300 lbs.-Brittany G. will dye her hair pink.

?-900 lbs. Matthew B. /Caleb S. will have their legs waxed.

?-600 lbs.-Mr. Jones (1/2- beard - 1/2 shaved).

?-500 lbs.-Mr. Cosgrove (Chocolate pudding cover - Sundae).

?-400 lbs.-Mrs. Reynolds/ Mr. Henry (Pie in face).

?-300 lbs.-Mrs. Reynolds (Kiss the pig).

?-250 lbs.-Mr. Pulleiro (grow beard until pep assembly Dec. 14).

?-200 lbs.-Mr. Witty (military haircut).

?-150 lbs.-Mrs. Miller (dressed like man).

?-100 lbs.-Mr. Labhart (Beaver hat for 2 weeks).

The purpose is to help DHS in collecting cans for their Christmas basket and have fun at the same time. A pep assembly will be held at 3:04 on Dec. 14, where students will see the teachers and ASB do the things they promised to do.

Info: GUHS at 575-1799.

Christmas program

PRAIRIE CITY - Prairie City Elementary School will holds its annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the new gym.

Christmas food baskets

MT. VERNON - The City of Mt. Vernon Fire Department and Rural Fire District will be giving Christmas food baskets to shut in elderly persons. The fire departments will be donating the hams for the baskets but would like help with canned foods.

Donations may be dropped off at the Mt. Vernon City Hall. Info: 932-4688.

Working to sing

JOHN DAY -Students are willing to work for donations for their Magic Music Days at Disneyland. Call Gretchen Wilson at 575-2639 or Mary Ann at 377-3460 to schedule a student group to put your business or home decorations up for the holidays. They will also take them down.

Trees of Memory

JOHN DAY - Driskill Memorial Chapel will display its annual "Trees of Memory" at the funeral home beginning Dec. 1. Bring in an ornament to hang on the tree in memory of a loved one and Driskill's will inscribe it with a name and dates and display it every year during the Christmas season. They will also store it until the next year. Info: 575-0529.

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