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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

A generous start to the holidays


December 12, 2019 | View PDF

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North Kern Christian School displayed their tree during the Toys for Tigers event.

The Christmas season has officially begun, with the Christmas parade last week and last week's Toys for Tigers Christmas tree event.

Different Wasco organizations, businesses and schools – such as the Knights of Columbus, Wasco High School, Department of Recreation and Parks, Wasco High FFA and the Orange Heart Foundation – either had a decorated tree on display or a table with activities for the family to participate in at the city recreation center on Thursday.

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Santa was available for pictures.

One of the most popular tables was the cookie-decorating table created by the Wasco Bengals' cheer group. Youngsters gravitated to it in order to decorate their own sugar cookie. The table was set up with several bowls of different color frosting, along with holiday decorations to top off the cookies. "This was our first year doing this," Ruth Loza said.

Orquidea Ocampo Calderon and Traci Mills-Clendenen of the Orange Heart Foundation were offering face painting, too.

There was a raffle table, with prizes including a poinsettia purchased from the FFA, wine glasses, gift cards and a large teddy bear.

Tina Newman took home a gift card for Catrina's Restaurant, and Verlene Henry won the teddy bear. Connie Hively won the wine glasses and Reba Sill took home poinsettias.


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