The annual Sunrise Rotary Trees for Charity dinner dance is tonight at the Madera District Fairgrounds. Stunningly decorated Christmas trees sell to the highest bidder with the proceeds benefitting local nonprofit organizations. Think of it as the perfect storm of holiday goodness. There will also be silent auctions for decorated wreaths and merchandise donated by local businesses. Madera merchants are good that way. I’m told the theme this year is trains.
Maderans will be dressed up in their best bib-and-tucker as they share the gift of charity one unto the other. There may still be tickets at this late date; call Bob Bitter, 270-6094, for availability.
On Sunday night, the Madera County Historical Society will debut its gift to the community at its annual gala. Hundreds of volunteer hours has the museum all decked out for Christmas.
During the next two weeks, Dec. 9-13 and 16-20, the museum will open 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for public viewing. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Be sure and bring a camera for family photos with Santa Claus on Dec. 11, 13, 16 and 18...