Chamber strives to replace downtown holiday decorations

  This year the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture started to address the need to replace broken and unrepairable holiday decorations for downtown Baker.

By Lori Kesinger

   Through recent fundraising efforts, the Chamber almost reached the goal of $8,000. Most of the funds were raised during the Baker Ace Hardware Grand Opening through food sales and a gun raffle. Current funds raised for the holiday decorations are approximately $7,000.

   Numerous individuals and businesses generously supported the efforts during the Ace Grand Opening, including: Baker Schools PTA, Baker Ace Hardware, Bank of Baker, Classic Cruisers Car Club, City/County Parks Department, Insurance Store, Tavern, Corner Bar, Baker Club, Muffy’s Thee Garage, Russell’s Clothing, Reynolds, Tammy O’Donnell, Trish Barth, Mona Madler, Karol Zachmann, Bert Allerdings, Sharon Buerkle, and Shirley Barth.

  Winners of the gun raffle were Scott Rabbitt and Gary Gorder.

   A combination of 40 lighted wreaths and red banners have been ordered. They will be used in conjunction with the lighted trees which are still usable.

   The Chamber plans to continue to raise funds for all the downtown holiday decorations to be replaced.

   Individuals or businesses wanting to contribute to the holiday decoration fund can take their donations to the Chamber office or to the account at the Bank of Baker. For more information or questions, contact Chamber Director Nicole Schuler at 406-778-2266 or email: