The brightly lit entrance to the Mission Inn. Photo by Barry Zander.

Seventeen Idyllwild and Pine Cove residents took advantage of free county transportation to the Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights in Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 7. The outing, suggested by the Forest Folk committee of active older adults and provided courtesy of Town Hall Recreation, began at 2 p.m. from Town Hall and returned all attendees in good spirits by 9 p.m. that evening.