Gallery: Festival of Trees
The annual Festival of Trees is on display at Moffat County Courthouse. The theme “Christmas Around the World” features many international decorations inspired by cultures from around the globe, as well as a few creative ones, such as Santa Claus’s North Pole and Dr. Seuss’s Whoville.
A Craig Chamber of Commerce mixer for the event, held Wednesday included the announcement of the winning entries by local groups, as selected by the event’s organizing committee.
Winning the top prize was Moffat County seniors’ Holland-themed tree, which included windmills and tulips.
Colorado Northwestern Community College took second with an Irish theme, and third went to Connections 4 Kids’ Scotland tree.
The Festival of Trees will be on display through January.
Festival of Trees top entries
Group — Tree theme
- Moffat County seniors — Holland
- Colorado Northwestern Community College — Ireland
- Connections 4 Kids — Scotland
- Horizons Specialized Services (Children) — United Kingdom
- Community Budget Center — France
- Horizons Specialized Services (Adults) — Native Americans
- Grand Futures Prevention Coalition — Sweden
- Moffat County Republican Party — North Pole
- Christmas for Kids — Bolivia
Cowboy caricature: Whittle the Wood Stump 3’s Jim Valentine adds Western theme to list of ever-changing carving subjects
The traditional depiction of the American cowboy is chiseled features with a grizzled finish. Whittle the Wood carver Jim Valentine took those usual expectations and went in a somewhat different way.