Winter Wonderland Fundraiser
By: Maria Guinnip ’20 (Staff Writer)
As you welcome your freshly delivered christmas tree into your home for the holiday season, the smell of pine fills the air and the dew from melted snow drips onto the floor. You unwrap your newly personalized ornament and place it on the tree while the echoes of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” fill the air.
The annual Winter Wonderland fundraiser is raising money for the athletic department by selling christmas trees, holiday wreaths, and poinsettia. Have you put in your order yet?
This is the third year this fundraiser is being headed by Bill Wright and the athletic boosters. The student-athletes are also taking part in the festivities by offering their time alongside their teammates and coaches. Various teams, like football, are volunteering by unloading the trees and other purchases, helping you pick the perfect tree, and talking to any families. Not only will student-athletes be volunteering, but also any other students willing to offer their time.
The christmas trees are fresh from Oregon, Douglas Firs and Grand Firs.
And although Tree sales have ceased, there is still a limited number available which you can order by contacting the athletic office. The holiday wreaths and poinsettia sales do not end until the 15th of November.
On December 8th the trees, wreaths, and poinsettia will be delivered to Notre Dame High School. And on Saturday, December 9th at 8 am, you can begin picking up your orders.
Winter Wonderland is not just an event to pick up your orders, but also to spark that holiday spirit within you.
There will be carolers singing Christmas songs throughout the event and a variety of food stands to enjoy including an ice cream vendor, a coffee vendor, and a crepe stand. There will also be a booth where you will be able to buy handmade ornaments that you can get personalized with a name, graduation year, etc.
There will also be pre-packaged dinners available for purchase so that you can go home, decorate your tree, and enjoy the holidays with the hassle of dinner taken care of.
So order your Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, and poinsettias today and don’t forget to support the athletic department by coming to Winter Wonderland and on December 9th!
For more information or to place your order, visit www.ndhs.org/christmas or contact the athletic office at 818-933-3661.