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December 15, 2017

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~r Pearls of Christ group awarded top prize in the annual contest BY ANNA DIRA FOR THE ISLANDER More than 50 community mem- bers representing various local non-profit groups gathered at Overlook Hall on Sunday, Dec. 3 to coml ete in the third annual Avalon Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. participating groups, cheered by Santa and Mrs. Claus, worked their m ic to decorate live "trees with ornaments and a wide range of handmade decorations. ~Vhen the work was done, gor- geous trees glittered with lights and Overlook Hall was a sight to behold. Holiday music filled the air as kids and adults alike enjoyed hot chqcolate with cookies, waiting for contest results. ~n-independent panel of fi~ judges selected the follow- winners: Pearls of Christ was anfiounced the winner of the grand pr e, a donation from the Catalina Island Foundation in the amount of $1 000. The Pony Club of Avalon was a close runner-up and awarded $500, while Catalina Kids Ventures took home $250. -All contest participants received sweet prize packages thanks to generous donations from Lloyds of AValon. To conclude the event, all trees were auctioned off with the Pearls of Christ were the first place Winners at the contest recently. Courtesy photos Mrs. Claus was also judging the contest. The event was jointly orgmized by the Catalina Island Founcation and Overlook Hall to support local non-profit groups and add tO the season's festivities. Already in the third year of its existence, the event has quickly become one of our community's favorites. Consider Contestants decorating trees. nity programs on Catalina Island. CIF's financial administration is under the auspices of The San Diego Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)-3 organization. CIF was gathering your group and partici- founded in 2014, with the mission pating in this fun holiday activity of becoming a permanent source prGceeds going directly to the non- next year, while raising funds for of financial support for local youth profits, which decorated the trees, your non=profit group!' groups, Scouting programs, sports [0 U0 ISL ,D R Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Group Publisher Steven Remery publisher@localnewspaper.org ., . .,. ...... L , Editor Jesus Ruiz editor@thecatalinalslander.com Associate Editor Charles Kelly editor2@sunnews.org The Catalina Island Foundation and performing arts organizations, (CIF) is a region-of-interest chari- and similar entities that add to the table fund that supports commu- quality of life on theisland. --- FO R SALE -- .AU LO APPLI.41 .GE REP, !R. Extremely reliable established appliance repair business for 20 years! Asking only 35K including all inventory! 310-683-9823 ENI) OF THE YEAR | at Linens and Linen Supplies Fishing Equipment Kayaks Boat Parts Tool and Hardware Plumbing Supplies Miscellaneous Items S URDAY & S DAY DEC. 16 & 17 I - 6PM BEACH ROAD 310-510-0469 office cell 310-617-0675 Advertising Account Manager Jennifer Hartinger jennifer@thecatalinaislander.com Office Manager Kristy Throndson office@thecatalinalslander.com Legals Shavone Pacheco admin_support@communitymediaus.com Multimedia Director Franco Te 635 CRESCENT AVE., SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 . FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428. Avalon. CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m..Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to managar@cinews.us One Year Subscription: Datahna .............................................. $39 Mainlana ..................................... $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mad are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunltyMedla Corporation CATALINA ISLANDER USPS 093-140/AccePtance under 39C. F.R, 3464 oenodlcals postage pard at Avalon CA 9O7O4 and other aaanlona offices AdJuOlCallon Decree NO, 377598. Date of Adjudfcatmn: Oct. 4 1934 Exact Name of Newsoaoer as shown in the Petdion for AojudJcat~on: The Catahna Islander. Published weekly al 101 MarlHa Avenue #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina islander are copyngmea o) The Catalina Islander. NO part may be reproduced tn any fashion without written consent of the oubhsher. Thts DubPcation is p~lntea almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 203.7 and ~ Title Registered Catahna Islander. Inc.. AI} Rights Reserved. Santa Claus was among the contest's judges. CIF Board Members with CKV, who were winners of SINGING WATERS 3rd place. ~ II l ~BdPuql=ll IE & l f~ Fn ~=JlPLg I~ ' REACH|NG THE |SLAND 346 CATALINA AVE ENJOY THE 15LE IN STYLE iCatalina.com 4) Friday. Dec. 15, 2017 .............................................. THE CATALIIA ISLANDER