by Arlene Alen, President / CEO, Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
You are invited to join the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and our partner The Town of Chino Valley for this full day of family fun on Dec. 9
Again this year, Chino Family Christmas will be held at Heritage Middle School (1076 N. Road 1 W) all day Saturday (10 a.m.- 4 p.m.), and will feature the Decorate-a-Tree contest and the most amazing Artisans & Crafters Show and Sale to-date. This year, we’ll have refreshments from food trucks. The Decorate-a-Gingerbread-Cookie fundraiser for the Chino Valley High School Culinary Arts Department is back, and it is bigger and better than ever! The fundraiser is sponsored by Chino Valley United Methodist Church. Also, there will be live music and endless music in general throughout the day performed by many different groups, as well as tree contests with great prizes and, of course, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves will be there all day for photos.
The Decorate-a-Tree contest is popular every year, and always sells out fast to schools, businesses, nonprofits and worship organizations who vie for cash prizes and ribbons. The judges this year are pastors from various churches and members of youth organizations in our community. Attendees love to follow them around as they judge creative and amazing trees that feature clever themes. Of course, the Artisans & Crafters area is a must-stop for holiday shopping at its finest. Chose from one-of-a-kind gift items ranging from wreathes to jewelry, both modern and Western, and all handcrafted by the artisans. Many of them will perform demos at the event, and it is possible to solve many of your holiday gifting challenges all in one day within our community.
New this year will be the Make-an-Ornament booth, where you can put together something special to take home and put on the tree, or take it up the street to Memory Park from 4-6 p.m. where you can join the party with Santa, Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, music and great fun while helping us decorate and light the Town of Chino Valley Christmas Tree! All of this and more surprises are to come! New for 2017, the town and the chamber have joined forces on this project and are bringing you a full day of Christmas family fun!
Sponsorship opportunities are available, along with tree signups and booth applications on the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce website, chinovalley.org or call 928-636-2493