The local chapter of the Oil Wives Club co-sponsored a Christmas Gala, Dec. 3, 1998, as a social event and fund raiser. Over 175 people attended and the highlight was an auction of 10 professionally decorated Christmas trees. Shown here is Auctioneer Carl Wilcox taking a five hundred dollar bid on one of the trees. Top selling tree went to local lawyer Peter Johnson, for $900. The event raised over $5,600 which was targeted for the OTS Heavy Oil Science Center. Thanks to the Oil Wives Club for their continuing support.