A culmination of holiday events at Stansbury High School tonight will give community members a chance to enjoy some Christmas music and bid on items that will earn money for the Tooele County Food Bank’s utility assistance fund.
A holiday choir concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. The performance will last 80 minutes and will feature a number from the orchestra and performances from the men’s and women’s choir, the concert choir and the show choir. “We will be performing everything from complex harmony Christmas songs to ‘Jingle Bells,’” said Madison Duffin, president of the show choir. “This concert represents the choir program of Stansbury High very well. It’s a variety.”
The cost for the concert is $2 at the door.
In addition to the concert, tonight will be the community’s last chance to bid on a tree, basket or wreath at SHS’s fourth annual Festival of Lights. The festival is open from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Those attending the concert or those simply wanting to stop in and browse through the selections are encouraged to attend.
“We chose this week full of concerts for the festival because we’re looking for ways that people will already be at the school so that they can pass it as they go,” said Jarrett Anderson, SHS’s student body president. The Festival of Lights is located in the commons area near the counseling center, behind the auditorium. Santa Claus will be at the Festival of Lights and is available for photos throughout the evening.
Community members are encouraged to explore the Festival of Lights, which includes a collection of trees and decorations that would make a good addition to businesses, homes and offices. To place a bid on an item, attendants can get a piece of paper from the bin at the opening of the area, write down the item desired, their contact information and the amount they wish to bid.
“We will call everyone on Friday to let them know if they won,” said Anderson. “We are planning on personally delivering the trees to them.” This year the Festival of Lights received more than 20 donated items. Of these items, nine total bids have been placed on eight different items. Each item has a starting bid ranging from $10 to $60. The proceeds from the Festival of Lights will be donated to the Tooele County Food Bank’s utility assistance fund, which helps people to pay their utility bills.
“Even though we have had people bid for about this many in the past, we have never had so many donations,” said Anderson.