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Youth column: December days

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From page B2 | December 11, 2013 |

The holidays are here and so is the chilly weather. This is the time of year where our extended family comes to visit, extravagant holiday events are hosted all over the county and we are reminded of what a beautiful place El Dorado County truly is.

Placerville hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 29 and received a great turnout. The lighting included an evening of carolers, high school bands and a countdown with the entire audience.

Old Hangtown and its restaurants remained open throughout the evening to allow the community to shop and dine. This brought great business to the local small businesses of Placerville as well as set the holiday mood for the next few weeks. It was a wonderful and safe community event for youth to attend with friends and family.

Following the lighting, Placerville also hosted its annual Hangtown Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. The parade included many groups from the local high schools such as the El Dorado Cheer Team and marching band. It also included other youth programs such as dance studios, additional bands, 4-H, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and more with age groups ranging from preschool years up through high school students.

Congratulations to the youth who were in the parade and let the community know who you are and your mission. This was a great opportunity to inform the public about all the youth programs the county offers and may even influence others to participate.

El Dorado Hills also hosted a Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 30 in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. This sparked a lot of participation from Oak Ridge High School and Ponderosa High School students. Town Center was filled with participants from all over who brought their friends and family for an evening of holiday spirit. High school carolers and additional youth groups were spread throughout the thick crowds as they serenaded and entertained the community.

Our county is in full swing with its holiday events and ensuring the community is coming together to celebrate.

Louisiana Schnell School hosted its annual Winter Festival on Dec. 6 which included photos with Santa, multiple craft stations, a silent auction and dinner. It was another wonderful event hosted by Schnell with many young participants who enjoyed their evening of holiday fun with their friends and family.

Here are some fun and safe youth opportunities to do with your friends and family this holiday season. For a chilly evening, drive around some well-known neighborhoods to observe the holiday lights and the spectacular illuminations some families put together. When your extended family comes into town, give them a tour of your community.

El Dorado County offers many amenities worth showing off such as Placerville’s Main Street, Historic Coloma, El Dorado Hills Town Center, the American River, Apple Hill and more.

Even taking a day trip up to Tahoe or through neighboring vineyards is sure to impress your guests.

The holiday season is also a great time to volunteer and give back to your community. Ask your school administration or find your local bulletin boards for some opportunities.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is also offering its Annual Holiday Outreach on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 to assist low-income families. If you think you and your family may qualify, contact the Food Bank for additional information on how to participate.

Stay safe and warm this holiday season. Remember to not only enjoy yourself and your family but to do your best to help others feel comfortable through the holidays. This is an important time of year for the county to work together to participate in community events and give back to those in need. As youth of El Dorado, it is important to make wise decisions, do your best to help your community and enjoy yourself.

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