Just about the time you make your first turkey sandwich next Friday and begin thinking about picking up a tree and unpacking your ornaments with which to decorate it, the Zonta Club of Marathon will be ready to offer you a short cut.

Their inaugural Holiday Festival of Trees at the Marathon Airport will include 23 pre-decorated trees available for bidding through silent auction. Many are traditional, but themed trees include Candyland, a Peacock tree, and one decorated with handmade ornaments by students at Grace Jones.

“We hope this will be an annual event our club can grow each year,” said co-chair Barbara Perrine.

The Zonta Club of Marathon invites you to preview the offerings Friday evening from 5-8 pm in the Main Terminal of the airport.

The silent auction will begin on Saturday morning at 10 am along with children’s crafts sponsored by the Marathon Parks & Recreation department until 2 pm. Raffle items and bake sale goodies will be up for grabs. Santa and the Zonta Zebra will be making a special guest appearance, too!

Sunday will include sounds of the season from local choirs, musical talent as the silent auction concludes, and winners will be announced at 3 pm.

All proceeds benefit the community service activities sponsored by the Zonta Club of Marathon.

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
The Marathon Lions Club & The Coca-Cola Bottling Co., along with dozens of local sponsors, arranged for Santa & Mrs. Claus to be in a local holiday parade with several stops around town on Friday, Nov. 26.

9 am – Santa & Mrs. Claus will have breakfast at The Stuffed Pig
10 – The parade leaves The Stuffed Pig with several Antique Cars from the Fla. Keys Southern Most Car Club
10:15 – Lencho’s Mexican Restraunt
10:30 – Windswept A/C & Appliance; Linda Byar’s Music
10:45 – Bayshore Clothing        
11 – Captain Hooks Dive Center          
11:15 – Key Colony Beach & Leigh Ann’s Coffee House  
11:30 – $99 & Under; Bealls Clothing
11:45 – Specialty Hardware
12 Noon – The Lions Christmas Tree Sale
The Lions Club Christmas tree sale will be open Mon. – Fri. from 1- 8 pm & Sat – Sun 9 am – 8 pm.

Santa will also be at K-Mart Noon – 3 pm both Saturday and Sunday for family pictures. All donations will support the Lions Eye Program as well as local youth activities and scholarships.

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