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Holly Days Festival and Town of Manila Christmas Tree Lighting
2007 Festival and Tree Lighting a success!

This year’s Holiday celebration was a big success! First of all the County would like to thank the Town of Manila for allowing us to be a part of their annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration. We also want to thank those who participated in the Christmas Bazaar and the Lighting Ceremony at the Senior Center, with a special thanks to those who prepared the cookies and hot chocolate. Bryan and Jerilyn Smith and family also deserve a special note of thanks for providing wagon rides on such a cold night! Other parade participants included the Manila Fire Department, the Food Pantry, the Senior Van, and the Flaming Gorge Market! The Parade of Christmas Lights was a lot of fun!

Manila Fire Department leads the 2007 Holiday Parade of Lights through the Town of Manila near the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area Santa arrives in Manila atop the Manila fire Departments Structure Truck on December 1st, 2007 Twisted Timber Retreat had a wagon in the Parade and offered rides to those at the Senior Center for the Manila Lighting Festival
Parade of Lights through the Town of Manila

Associated with the Town’s Annual Christmas Tree lighting were several contests. The Town and County would like to thank all those who took the time to decorate their homes and add to the festive spirit. There were many who decorated their homes, but didn’t register for the “Most Festive House Contest”. We also had quite a few entrants in this year's coloring contest. The winners of our various contests are listed below:
Manila Mayor Dickison prepares to connect the power to light the Town tree on December 1 2007
Mayor Dickison prepares to connect lights on Town’s Tree

Santa visits with the children at the Senior Center prior to the Lighting of the Town of Manila Christmas Tree
Santa visited with the children
after the tree lighting!


1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Dutch John Most Festive House Chris & Jessica Harvey Chris and Janalee Collett Stu & Jenny Handy
Manila/Lucerne Most Festive House Terry & Pat Grow Steve and Charlotte Henderson Greg and Linda Scott
Coloring contest-Preschool S. Martineau, Manila Elem. B. Henry, Manila Elem. S. Slaugh, Manila Elem.
Coloring contest- Grades K-1 J. Moon, Flaming Gorge Elem. A. Collett, Flaming Gorge Elem. K. Thomas, Manila Elem.
Coloring contest-Grades 2-3 K. Magana, Manila Elem. C. Straatman, Manila Elem. C. Collett, Flaming Gorge Elem.
Coloring contest-Grades 4-6 C. Jones, Flaming Gorge Elem. C. Terry, Manila Elem. D. Slagowski, Manila Elem.

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