CEDAR CITY – The Stratum Real Estate Group is hosting a “Spirit of Christmas Festival” Saturday afternoon in Cedar City geared for the entire family.
The group is inviting the community out to have some fun from 1-6 p.m. at the Stratum office located at 1760 N. Main St.,Cedar City.
There will be giveaways, hot cocoa, marshmallows to roast, crafts for the kids and a coloring contest, real estate agent Sam Dodd said.
Santa Claus is also scheduled to be there and will be available for photos.
“So for those parents who haven’t yet had an opportunity to get their kids out with Santa for photos yet, here’s their chance,” he said. “He’ll be there all day so any time they want to come in they can. The festival is going on for those five hours but you don’t have to be there the whole time and you don’t have to come at a specific time.”
The coloring contest will be judged with one winner chosen from each grade throughout Iron County. The classroom with the winners will receive a financial donation.
“I’m not sure how much the donations are but the donation is given to the entire classroom to be spent on whatever they need it for,” Dodd said.
In addition, Stratum Real Estate is sponsoring an angel tree with about 100 names of Iron County children living in foster care.
The tree will be on site at the festival for families and individuals who are interested in purchasing Christmas for one or more of the children on the tree.
“We’ve already had to refill the tree three times because all of the names that have been on it were chosen but we still have a lot of names left and those will be available for people to choose from,” Dodd said. “And the names have the age of the child and what their needs are and what they would like to get for Christmas. Every card is different.”
Each year Stratum Real Estate Group chooses one charity in the community to help. Last year, the group hosted a similar festival where they raised money for necessities needed the Iron County Care and Share.
The real estate group is confident this year’s angel tree will be as successful as last year’s fundraiser.
“We’ve kept the angel tree really simple because we know people don’t have a lot of time and money to invest in service and charity but are still looking for ways they can help this time of year,” Dodd said. “Like last year, we’re just asking people to do what they can.”
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