Those in need of some holiday decorations this year may find what they need at the High River Library.

This year the Friends of The High River Library volunteer group have launched a new silent auction program featuring festive trees and wreaths.

Library director Mary Zazelenchuk says the festive items for this years auction have been provided by a few helpful businesses around town.

"In terms of the event, there are trees and wreaths at the library that you can come and see anytime. They're on display at the library and they've been donated by a number of businesses in town. They're really quite pretty and you can bid on them in a silent auction format. The auction closes on Friday, November 30."

Zazelenchuk says when the auction closes, the library will host a festive party with plenty of holiday activities for kids and parents.

"The party runs on Friday, November 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and then at the end of the evening you can bring home your new tree or wreath. Santa will make an appearance at the party, you can bid on the trees and wreaths, if you bring a sweatshirt, you can decorate it to have your ugly christmas sweater ready for all your christmas parties to come. We'll have lots of glitter and silk sheets and rick-rack and christmas ornaments that you can attach to your sweatshirt. You can also take a photo at our photo booth and enjoy some refreshments."

Money raised from the event will go towards expanding the childrens programming at the library, which Zazelenchuk says is a priority for the facility.

"These events mean making more programs, it means having funds for supplies for the programs and it also means being able to provide free programs more often, as cost is a barrier for some families, particularly if they have multiple children."

The holiday event is free to attend and open to the public.

 

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