To the editor:

December has been such a great time in Baker City. Vespers last Sunday was so impressive. We are so fortunate to have Tom Isaacson and Jeff Sizer as directors. The performance was beautifully organized one of the most outstanding we have attended. The 2 p.m. performance was a full house, and I understand that it was at 4 p.m. also.

The Historic Baker City home tour was just wonderful. Eleven beautifully restored and livable homes built from 1881 to 1912. We are grateful to HBC manager Ann Mehaffy and all the homeowners who made this 23rd annual tour possible.

The Festival of Trees was also a great success. The parade and the lighting of the beautiful Christmas tree in the center of town opened the Christmas season with good cheer.

The first-grade music program at South Baker School was also a joyous occasion. Music teacher Judy Trohkimoinen incorporated Hanukkah, Kwanza and other ethnic music in the performance.

Aren't we fortunate to live in historic Baker City where we have such a rich architectural and cultural history!

Frances Burgess

Baker City