Home Art & Culture Idyllwild gets into the spirit of giving and fun Art & CultureOn The Town Idyllwild gets into the spirit of giving and fun By Idyllwild Town Crier - November 30, 2017 1009 0 Facebook Twitter Google+ In full regalia, the Olde English Theatre Players formed a backdrop for Douglas Austin as he recited “The Night Before Christmas,” an annual favorite. Photo by Tom Kluzak Diane Burt led The Caroling Company in a number of endearing songs, some of which were written by her father, Alfred, who died in 1954 at the age of 33. “Caroling, Caroling” was a favorite. Photo by Tom Kluzak American Legion Post 800 served Thanksgiving dinner to dozens of Idyllwild residents. Photo by Tom Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Claus come into town on Saturday during the annual Tree Lighting ceremony to a long line of excited families.Photo by Jenny Kirchner The crew from the Idyllwild Bake Shop & Brew served up food to many of the families that attended the 51st-annual Rotary Club’s Harvest Festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25. A large variety of crafts were offered for sale, and vendors reported brisk sales. A few lucky winners took home some wonderful gift baskets, including one that featured more than $2,000 worth of local offerings. Hard work by the members of the sponsoring Idyllwild Rotary Club made this year’s festival another huge success.Photo by Tom Kluzak Laree Gibson (left) and Sandii Castleberry perform at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery Saturday after the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony finished. Castleberry emceed the ceremony.Photo by Jenny Kirchner Many patrons at Idyll Awhile enjoyed dancing after the Tree Lighting Ceremony ended.Photo by Peter Szabadi Tara Rose Davidson entertained patrons at Café Aroma Saturday afternoon before the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Cole Withers brings in some tunes at Idyology Sunday evening.Photo by Jenny Kirchner LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.