'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to start than a visit to this year's Winterfest in Benton City.
The daylong festivities are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11, with most events happening at Ki-Be High School, 1107 Grace Ave., Benton City.
There will be several video game competitions, including popular games like Rock Band, Mario Kart and Wii Sports Bowling.
The gaming is open to all ages with cash prizes awarded. Participation fees are $3 per game or four games for $10.
Arts and crafts booths will be open all day, with carnival games, food booths and bingo. Gingerbread house and cookie making contests are open to ages 12 and older with participants encouraged to drop off entries from 8 to 10 a.m. There is no entry fee.
Ki-Be High music students will sing holiday favorites throughout the day and the lighted parade starts at 5 p.m. There will be floats, boats on trailers, farm equipment, marching bands and all sorts of vehicles decked out in holiday themes in the parade.
It begins at the middle school and ends in the downtown area in the parking lot next to U.S. Bank. Caroling will follow.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org