Co-op takes first place in lighted parade


The town of Basin’s Home for the Holidays has been a tradition since 2018.  Big Horn Co-op’s Basin store has created a tradition of its own, taking first place in the lighted Christmas parade. 

Over 10 organizations/businesses braved the 16-degree weather Saturday night to take part in the parade. Placing second was the Riverside Student Council. In third was the Riverside Art Club. 

The annual Festival of Trees at the Basin City Arts Center brought in 13 trees and 11 baskets/items for the silent auction. Approximately 250 people came to see the trees over a four-day period.  About 65 people came to the Michael Yenny Christmas concert on Sunday Nov. 19. The reception that followed featured the unveiling of the trees to the public. 

The PEO’s Country Christmas tree took first place. Second place went to Libby Olson from Pinedale. Her entry was a horseshoe tree. The Basin Pharmacy’s tree was a handmade Origami tree. All the ornaments and garland were Origami too. 

The inaugural Holiday Gift Market put on by Basin Rec had nearly 30 vendors. There was a great turnout and the vendors all seemed happy. Some attendees took the time to play a round of golf on the Rec’s golf simulator during the show.   The gift market will be back next year for Home for the Holidays. 

Wil Houchin of WyoGains provided hayrides. Twenty-eight people rode around Basin to see some of the homes decorated for Christmas. Houchin is looking for suggestions and ideas to make the hayride a bigger and better part of the celebration, including doing the rides during the day.