Courtesy photo Over 120 contributed either through sponsorship or participation in the Gingerbread Fun Run in Caliente on Saturday.

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Over 120 contributed either through sponsorship or participation in the Gingerbread Fun Run in Caliente on Saturday.

On Nov. 12, several fun events were launched in Caliente, kicking off the holiday season. The Lincoln Communities Action Team (LCAT) promotes tourism throughout Lincoln County, with the Cookie Crumb Trail being one of their many events.

The 5th Annual Gingerbread Fun Run was a great success. 123 people contributed either through sponsorship or participation in this fundraising event. Proceeds are donated to Caliente Elementary School. It was great to see all the happy faces out early to enjoy a brisk walk or run, which ended with Patty Long’s yummy gingerbread cookies. Next year, Jaime Torrealday plans to enhance this event with a two-mile walk and possibly a six-mile run.

Next to follow the trail was the Harvest Craft Fair, under the direction of PTO President Tiffany Stevens. The Caliente Elementary School Gym was filled with crafters and an assortment of vendors. Mrs. Stevens, pleased with the move from the December date, looks forward to this event growing in conjunction with the Gingerbread Fun Run.

The Boy Scout Troop 516 served up a delicious Dutch Oven Dinner under the supervision of scout leader Skyler Tarbet. In honor of our veterans, John Ahlstrom offered up a beautiful prayer.

Rounding off the evening of this fun-filled day, Kershaw-Ryan State Park Ranger Andrew Porter sponsored a free movie in the park for all to enjoy.

The team is looking forward to the continued growth in popularity of these events in 2017. What a great way to kick off the start of a good old country Christmas season in Lincoln County, bringing friends and families back home.