Gathered to greet the season

first_imgMost events in the Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees are free, but organizers suggest a donation of $5 per family for tree viewing.o Festival of Trees: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.o Hot Buttered Run and Kids Kandy Kane Race: 8 a.m. Sunday, registration; 8:30 a.m., kids zone and gear check-in; 9:40 a.m., 12k run starts; 10 a.m., 5k walk/run starts; 11:45 a.m., kids races start; noon, awards ceremony, all starting and finishing at Pearson Air Museum. Admission: $40 on race day for 12K and 5K. Kandy Kane Race is sold out. On the Web: Hot Buttered Run and Kids Kandy Kane Race.o Gala dinner and tree auction: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1, Pearson Air Museum. Cost: $95 per person. Reservations required. Call 360-750-0409.About 2,000 people wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas descended upon Propstra Square in Esther Short Park on Friday evening for the 17th annual community tree-lighting sponsored by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation.The crowd was soaking wet and smiling as they sang along to “Frosty” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” while the combined choirs of Vancouver high schools performed as one.“As wet as it is, there’s still a lot of people here. That’s pretty cool,” said John Reed, 53, of Vancouver, who came to watch his daughter perform in the choir.last_img

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