Written by Lisa Clark –
NORTH FORK – Please join us for this annual community event on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 – 6 p.m. in downtown North Fork, as we set the holiday season aglow with the lighting of our living pine Christmas Tree, along with the 1st annual Bake-O Bash!
This year promises to be better than ever as jumbo ornaments, provided by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce, deck the tree from top to bottom. We have already decorated the upper boughs with the help of Central Sierra Pest Control & Tree Service, and will finish the lower boughs with you on the evening of the tree lighting.
Sweet treats anyone? Enter your best chocolate, best cookie or best cake in this family-friendly event and you could walk away with one of three $50 Visa gift card prizes (see below for rules of entry).
Don’t feel like competing, but want to contribute some yummy goodness to the event? Yes, do it! Please bring your contribution to the dessert tent next to the Post Office.
Do you hear what I hear? Listen to the sounds of carolers as we open the event with the winners of our Bake-O Bash and hand out cash (well, cash gift cards).
Sugar not your thing? Grace Community Church will be on hand selling hot fresh popcorn to with proceeds going toward their upcoming Christmas Dinner Baskets give-away. Have snack, help a neighbor!
East County Flooring Services gives back once again with light-up toys and candy bags for children under 10 years of age (while supplies last). We offer thanks to Noe and his team for the beautifully installed flooring at our Visitor’s Center on Main Street.
Something Special Gifts, a co-op of artists from Oakhurst and a North Fork Chamber member, will have shopping tents filled with hand-crafted gifts to help put some merry under your tree and ease the gift-giving list.
And don’t forget that on Saturday, Dec. 1, it’s the annual Christmas Bazaar at the North Fork Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is fail-proof shopping!
You can wrap up the evening with the Songs of the Season concert in at Kennedy Hall at the North Fork School at 7 p.m.
Bake-O Bash Contest Rules:
Intent to enter an item must be submitted by Dec. 6 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Best Cookie – must serve 12
- Best Chocolate Dessert – must serve 12
- Best Cake – cupcakes or cake – must serve 12
Drop off between 1 and 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center on Main Street. Judging begins promptly at 3 p.m. Your entry will be our part of our community dessert bar at the Tree Lighting. Winner to be announced under the Christmas Tree.
Let us know if your business would like to participate – the more the merrier (oh how Christmas-ie is that).
Joy, peace and blessings.
Your North Fork Chamber