The Badlands Community Facility is full of Christmas trees for you to bid on.

On Friday, November 30, the BCF was filled with families, dancers and choir singers as Christmas get a fair welcome during the Trail of Trees.

The trees are all donated by business and individuals in and around the Drumheller area in which families can bid on until December 16.

"An avenue of trees or a Trail of Trees, if you will," said Erica Crocker, Trail of Tree Head Organizer. "It's fun because there is a little bit of decor to this competition. Everyone wants to have the best looking tree and we have some really outstanding and creative ones this year."

Trail of Trees, now in its third year, donates all the proceeds from the winning bids on the trees to the Jumpstart program that is used to buy sports equipment, jerseys etc.

"They had their dancers come in and do several performances throughout the evening," Crocker spoke of the Tricia Hatch School of Dance as well as other entertainment for the evening. "As well as the Pioneer Choir up in the Sunshine Lounge and it was just beautiful. Santa and Mrs. Clause were there too of course. We made a special call to the North Pole."

Another exciting addition to the event for the children was a gingerbread making class that would put on by Family Fun Committee.  Crocker also mentioned that the BCF will be putting up pictures online of all the tree donated and have the public vote for the best one.

"The auction runs November 30 to December 16 at 8:00 PM and the trees are located in the upper and lower lobby of the Badlands Community Facility."


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