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D illon T ribune - Wednesday, December 8,2004 i i L iving Photos by John Barrows and Elaine Spicer &/ M If/ §/ t B-l -, t ; / • Dillon's annual Christmas Stroll is a time for fun, for song and for good shop ping, and all three were in good form • _ The stroll, sponsored by Dillon mer chants, kicks off the Christmas shopping season in Dillon, and sets the stage for the holidays. Angel Tree The Angel Tree at the Drift and Creation Station (left) has (/»\flam es of ■ children in need , wanting- special gifts for the holi days. The Drift featured a special Santa Depot dis play as well, keeping, in step with the holiday sea son. Members of the high school Teen Tones made the streets sing with their Christmas music during the annual Christmas Stroll in Dillon Friday night. The crew at the Dillon Tribune ladled out hundreds of bowls of chili during the stroll, nearly 40 gallons in all, during their Christmas Stroll chili feed... and event they have sponsored for the past 15 years. KDBM/KBEV also took part in the evening, with a popcorn stand that was also a popular draw for the evening's shoppers. •' Parents and youngsters alike had fun at the Beaverhead Valley Artist Cooperative's Chrismas cookie decorating in the Womack Bu8ilding Friday night at the Stroll. Members of Chi Alpha at the University of Montana Western caroled from the steps of the Mr. and Mrs. Santa had a lot of help Friday from their duo of elves, Brittany Hatfield and Cara courthouse during the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. A large crowd of children and Lapierre, handing out bags of candy and balloons to children both at the tree lighting at the parents showed up to greet Santa's official arrival by fire truck Friday night. courthouse and later downtown in Dillon.