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Marshfield high school kicks off the holidays

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Pumpkins and candy are now turning into snowflakes and Christmas trees. The holiday season is quickly approaching and one high school is getting a head start.

"It kind of gets us in the feel for winter and the holidays," said Vicki Tracy, the event coordinator.

The 34th Alpine Holiday at Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield got underway Friday. There is live music, a fish fry, steak dinner, and even a raffle to win a new car.

"Alpine has seen a lot of changes in 34 years and the community always responds very well they come they like the things we do," said Tracy.

Students love it, too.

"Everyone thinks it's super fun I mean everyone loves to go to Alpine," said Zoe Stratman of Marshfield.

Stratman helps set up every year to bring the event to life. It took three days to decorate Christmas trees and transform the gym into a winter wonderland.

"It's becoming more popular every year. it started as a really small fundraiser but it's gotten really big," said Marissa Immerfall of Marshfield.

Organizers say money from the raffles help the school the entire year.

"At Alpine holiday we raise about $50,000 by the end of this weekend," said Tracy. “We generally serve about 900 to 1,000 come through for our fish fry."

So as the holidays get closer, this community brings its holiday spirit, all for a good cause.

The Alpine Holiday runs through Friday evening and continues Saturday.

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