The Wood River Beautification Committee is expecting an even bigger Christmas Tree decorating contest next year. Nine trees at City Hall were decorated by grade school students, and visitors over the holidays were able to vote for their favorite.
The winner was the 5th grade class at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. Their teacher, Pat Hovey, says they all enjoyed the experience.
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Committee Chairman Gale Ufert says there are already plans to grow the contest. The Park and Recreation Department was able to buy a number of trees on sale after Christmas, and she says the high school has also expressed a desire to participate next year.