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Jingle & Mingle Celebrates the Holiday Season

A large crowd gathered for the “Jingle and Mingle” holiday party in The Center in Colfax on Wednesday, December 18. Co-sponsored by Colfax Chamber of Commerce, community members of all ages enjoyed complimentary refreshments, festively decorated trees, artwork and music by John Elwood of Elberton.

At 7 p.m. Mayor Todd Vanek and Colfax Chamber of Commerce Vice President Toni Jorgenson joined Whitman County Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick in announcing the winners of the Chamber Window contest. “Best Day Time display” went to Hen House Chicks/Truly You. “Best Night Time Display” was awarded to Washington Federal and “Most Creative” went to Route 26 Vintage Market.

Festival of Trees Winners as voted by the community were; “Community Favorite” going to Route 26 Vintage Market,” a tie for “Most Creative” between Pullman Building Supply and Whitman County Library and “Kid’s Choice” going to Jennings Elementary Teachers. The judged category went to Palouse resident Bryan Johnson.
Angie Jewell and Kitty Goodwin of Pioneer Title Co.

Pioneer Title Company was awarded the Library Supporter of the Month, honoring them for their company’s annual donation of a raffle Christmas tree. Over the past three years, Pioneer Title Company has contributed nearly $4000 for children’s technology and countywide programming.
This year’s winners of the “12 Ways of Giving” were drawn by Jewell and McAdams. They are Sidney Appel, James Campler, Tamera Jackson, Trudy Libey, Leslie Olin, Mom, Mandy Hutton, Ryan Hamilton, Britany Luft, Bonnie Smith and Kristie Kirkpatrick. For those who weren’t in attendance, prizes are available for pick up at the Colfax Library.

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