Elves needed for Christmas events
November 19, 2012
year, Boundary County kids look forward to two
events that herald the Christmas season in
Bonners Ferry; the annual Bonners Ferry tree
lighting ceremony and the free annual Christmas
movie at the Pearl Theater.
Both are going on this year as always, but much
help is needed, as the group that puts the
events on, the Friends of Downtown, is all but
disbanded, and it's fallen largely on one person
to make it all happen, Dolly Boling.
And she's down with a vicious bug.
"Usually, Friends of Downtown members really get
behind this, but this year, nobody is showing
up," she said between sniffles. "I hope to be
back in by Wednesday, but this virus has really
set me back."
The annual tree lighting ceremony takes place at
the Georgia Mae Plaza downtown at 3:45 p.m.
Friday, November 23, and Santa Claus makes his
arrival by fire truck at 4 p.m. After the tree
is lit, Santa will greet children in the gazebo,
passing out treats to all who've been good.
Dolly said volunteers are needed to help string
the lights on the gazebo before the event, as
well as to assist with the event. She is also
looking for a large urn to use in addition to
hers to hold the free cocoa that will keep folks
warm as the kids wait their turn with Santa.
This year's free Christmas movie is the 2011
animated film, "Arthur Christmas," with two
showings free for kids 14 and under, 11 a.m. and
2 p.m. Saturday, December 8. Kids will get a
free soda and popcorn and maybe more if people
step up to help.
Dolly, the owner of
Huckleberry Variety and the
Huckleberry Variety Christmas Store, can be
reached at work, (208) 267-3286, or at home,
(208) 267-1918. You'll not only be helping Dolly
if you give of your time, you'll be helping keep
alive a Bonners Ferry tradition.
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