By RODNEY D. BOAM
It’s time to start preparing for the Festival of Lights. Preston’s premier holiday activity will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 30.
There is new life in the Festival as new Festival Committee leadership was organized this year. Mary Ann Cox is will be this year’s chairman, Bart Wilcox is the sponsorship chair, Derek Hobbs is still the chairman over lights and decorations. Stephanie Bodily will act as activities chair and Tiffany Jeppsen is chair of Candlelight Dinner and Grand Lighted Parade. Saundra Hubbard continues to serve as the City Council liaison.
First on the list of activities is the Candlelight Dinner. The primary fundraiser for the activity it will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, with two sittings, the first at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p. m., in the Robinson building at 186 W. 200 S.
Tickets will go on sale for the Candlelight Dinner this Saturday, Oct. 1, at Stokes MarketPlace or the city offices. The tickets will cost $15 for a full prime rib dinner, entertainment and silent auction. The announcement of this year’s Lamplighter will also be will take place at the dinner.
All of the food for the dinner will be donated by and prepared by several local businesses.
The Preston Chamber Orchestra directed by Anna Grey will be at the event to provide holiday music for the event.
As in years past, there will be a silent auction. Any business or individual that would like to donate items for the auction should contact Christa Bell who has volunteered to help with the auction. Her telephone number is 435-232-1338.
This story is sponsored by LaMonts Automotive.
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