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Plenty of holiday cheer

To: EditorFrom: Heather Smith, executive director, Basalt Chamber of CommerceRe: Annual Peace Tree LightingThe annual Peace Tree Lighting was held in Lions Park in Downtown Basalt on Saturday, Dec. 8. Santa arrived on Matt Nieslaniks Wagon Drawn by Kibbles and Bits, warm chili was served up by the Basalt Regional Heritage Society, and hot cocoa, cider and homemade cookies were given out by the Basalt Lions Club. Folks warmed up next to the bonfires thanks to the Boy Scouts, took wagon rides, and were entertained by the Basalt Elementary and Middle School bands. Mayor Duroux lit the giant evergreen at approximately 5:45 p.m., and afterward, everyone convened at the Mason & Morse warming station for more hot cider, egg nog, and delicious sushi from Sushi Ya Go Go, panini sandwiches from Saxys, and Cloud Nine Brownies. For those that missed Santa, Mrs. Claus was available until 9 p.m. to hear wishes at Wienerdog Kids Toys.Special thanks go out to everyone involved in making this magical night possible including: A Sign in Time, Aspen/Sothebys International Realty, Alpine Bank Basalt, Aspen Earthmoving, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Basalt Fire Department, Basalt Lions Club, Basalt Regional Heritage Society, Boy Scouts, Clarks Market, Community Banks of Colorado/Basalt, Decorative Materials, Fleisher HOME, Hagman Architects, Mason & Morse Real Estate, Mountain Greenery, Mountain Parent Magazine, Plum TV, Toklat Gallery, Town of Basalt Public Works Department, Vectra Bank El Jebel & Basalt, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.Next weekend, Dec. 14 and 15, is Basalts annual Holiday Stroll. Local merchants and galleries will be open late with receptions, holiday specials, and refreshments.You wont want to miss all that Basalt has to offer this Holiday Season!

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