top story Merry Christmas! Kuna, Melba host Christmas events By ALX STEVENS email@example.com Dec 13, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now Residents gather to see the Christmas tree lighting in Bernie Fisher Park Saturday, Dec. 9 as part of Kuna Down Home Country Christmas. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Porter Goodheart, 3, paints a Christmas tree Saturday, Dec. 9 during the kids carnival at the Kuna Down Home Country Christmas. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Katie, 8, and RC Mann, 7, decorate gingerbread men in the Kuna Events Center Saturday, Dec. 9 at Kuna Down Home Country Christmas. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Santa waves and tosses toys to children during the Saturday, Dec. 9 night light parade down Main Street. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Lucy Bauer, age 6, left, and Paige Bauer, 4, sit on Santa's lap during A Christmas Fiesta at Reed Elementary School. Courtesy Angelie Bauer Buy Now Walter McCready, 7, and Claire Stohler, 4, make reindeer Saturday, Dec. 9 at a "kids carnival" booth in Kuna's Down Home Country Christmas. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now The City of Kuna decorated and lit trees in Bernie Fisher Park following the night light parade Saturday, Dec. 9. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Laura Arredondo, a second-grade dual-language teacher with Reed Elementary School, paints a child's face during Reed Elementary School's Fiesta Saturday, Dec. 9. Courtesy Angelie Bauer/Reed Elementary School Buy Now James Cline, 6, talks to Santa at the kids carnival Saturday, Dec. 9 during the Kuna Down Home Country Christmas. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Jered Ferbrache, 4, tries to bite down on a doughnut during the kids carnival at Kuna Down Home Country Christmas. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Kuna Arts Commission hosted a gingerbread men cake sale at the Kuna Event Center Saturday, Dec. 9 during Kuna's Down Home Country Christmas event. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Buy Now Lupus Medical and Awareness donated wreaths to be sold at Kuna Down Home Country Christmas Saturday, Dec. 9. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MEBLA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Kuna Chamber of Commerce partnered with local agencies to put on Kuna Down Home Country Christmas Saturday, Dec. 9.Events included a children's carnival, gingerbread decorating, a cake and wreath sale, a chili feed, an event for Kuna Adopt-A-Family for Christmas, the night light parade and, of course, the tree lighting in Bernie Fisher Park.Reed Elementary School also hosted A Christmas Fiesta, put on by the dual-language program, at the school with face painting, crafts, activities, food and a visit from Santa.The number of floats in the night light parade doubled this year, according to Kuna Chamber of Commerce director Karri Keller. She said this year had 40 floats.Chris Engels, city clerk, wanted to highlight wreaths donated to raise money for lupus research and awareness. Wreaths are still available for purchase.Richard Cardoza, city councilman, said about 70 gingerbread men were decorated. Engels said about 102 were bought, and event organizers had to run out for more.Following the parade, residents gathered in the band shell for hot chocolate while waiting for the tree lighting. Kuna Mayor Joe Stear led the countdown, then lit the Christmas tree, as well as other decorated trees throughout Bernie Fisher Park.Melba churches and other organizers also hosted Christmas events. A Christmas in Melba was Wednesday, Dec. 6. Event-goers could complete a scavenger hunt which took them through attractions such as the ATV light display, live nativity scene, visiting Santa, touring Melba in a hay ride, visiting the Melba Historical Museum, taking a selfie with Clyde the Camel and sampling food and desserts offered.Visit page 3 for a story and photos.More photos are available at kunamelbanews.com. Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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