The Badlands Community Facility just got a lot more festive. As part of its Christmas celebrations, the Facility is hosting the Trail of Trees again.
"This is our second annual Trail of Trees; we started last year and had a great turnout, about 16 trees," reported Darren Goldthorpe, Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture for the Town of Drumheller. "Right now, we're looking at 21 trees coming into the Facility, so we're really excited that our numbers have gone up and everybody's starting to get excited for it.
The trees were purchased and decorated before being donated by local businesses. They are on display in the BCF for people to visit and enjoy.
"People can come in, they can put a silent auction bid down and at the end of the Trail of Trees, which will be December 18, the highest bid on that particular tree wins the tree and the decorations that go along with it," explained Goldthorpe.
The event was dreamed up as a fundraiser to help local community groups in need, he added.
"We've partnered with Canadian Tire and Jumpstart: the funds that go into Jumpstart go back to supporting youth in our community getting active and participating in a variety of activities," outlined Goldthorpe. "They can use it for some equipment, but they can also use it for registration fees and that too."
The Trail of Trees kickoff was held on Friday evening, December 1 at the BCF.