Sign up by tomorrow for forest
The deadline to enter a tree in the 2007 Port Aransas Holiday Forest has been extended to tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 14. Registrations still are coming in, said assistant director of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Rachael King. The department sponsors the event annually.
The forest will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 26. The community is encouraged to take a free tour, and bring holiday visitors with them, King said.
This year's theme is The Fruits of Christmas. Individuals, families, civic, church and youth groups and businesses can compete for three prizes: $100 in cash for best of show and two Judges' Awards of $50 each.
Tree decoration will be Sunday, Dec. 16, between 1 and 4 p.m. in the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. Judging will be Monday, Dec. 17, and prizes will be awarded at the decorators' potluck dinner party, 6- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Civic Center.
Already signed up are the Port Aransas Garden Club, the Port Aransas Police Department, Trinity by-the Sea Day School, the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association, the National Honor Society of the Port Aransas High School, the Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, the Island Trash chapter of the Red Hat Society, the Port Aransas building maintenance department, the Girl Scouts, the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, Port Aransas Latchkey, H.G. Olsen Elementary School, Bill Ellis Memorial Library, Bobby and Payne Edwards, Fire It! Ceramics, Blue Moon Video and the Port Aransas Kiwanis Club.
For more information or to enter, call the parks department at 749- 4158.