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Nov. 13—LOOGOOTEE — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Loogootee Public Library, at least until Saturday that is.

More than three dozens trees, lanterns, wreaths and other holiday decor donated by community members is now on display and up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Library director Darla Wagler said the Friends of the Loogootee Public Library partnered with CALL, Community Action Leading Loogootee, for the first-year fundraiser that will benefit both organizations.

Wagler said inspiration for Christmas Tree Jubilee came from similar events held in Greene and Lawrence counties.

"Since this is our first time trying this, we are focusing on trees, wreaths and lanterns," said Wagler, who said bidding is open during regular library hours —10-5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and 10 — 6 p.m. on Thursday. The library will also be open on Saturday but bidding will end at noon.

"Bidding takes place at the library but you can also call to get a number to bid or to place a bid," said Wagler adding the library will be open until 5 p.m. Saturday for winners to pick up their decorations. "We will have shrink wrap for the trees so they decorations don't have to be removed."

CALL is a relatively new community action group.

"CALL works on a lot of downtown and community-wide events," said Molly Johnson, CALL member. "We do the Christmas stroll and downtown business showcase. Twice a month, May through October, we also do a farmers market."

The non-profit also hopes to soon have Loogootee recognized as a historic downtown.

To check out more of the Christmas Tree Jubilee items online visit the Loogootee Public Library Facebook page.