Watford City Rough Rider Center To Host Christmas Fest & Christmas Tree Auction Dec. 5
December 2, 2020 | View PDF
On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Watford City Rough Rider Center will be hosting its annual Christmas Fest. This event will start at 11 a.m. and wrap up around 4 p.m. There will be a vendor show, pictures with Santa, letters to Santa, Christmas crafts, games run by McKenzie County KidStop, face painting, swimming, and ice skating. “This is a great event and right now we all need something positive and upbeat,” added Shelly Hopkins, Rough Rider Center event staff member.
The cost of entry is $5, and attendees will receive a ticket for a hoverboard giveaway with the cost of admission. There will be a food drive going on during the event, and participants who bring in a food shelf item will receive another ticket to enter into the drawing.
In addition to these fun activities, they will also be having a Christmas tree auction. This silent auction is a community donation fundraiser, where businesses or individuals can donate a decorated tree to display at the Rough Rider Center. The trees will have silent auction bidding sheets so that they can be bid on during the week preceding the Christmas Festival. “We will move the trees to the event venue downstairs to display and have the final opportunity to get more bids and 50% of the money raised will be donated to a charitable community organization. This is looking like it will be in conjunction with the toy drive going on, but no specific group has been named yet,” stated Hopkins.
Due to COVID-19, this event will have social distancing elements implemented and facemasks will be required. “Precautions are being taken during this time so we can continue to have these types of events. Masks on staff, extra cleaning, and social distancing (even with Santa) will be implemented, “said Hopkins.
For more information on this event, visit the Rough Rider Center website at http://www.roughridercenter.com.