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Whitefish Shines makes town festive for the season

by Whitefish Pilot
| November 23, 2022 1:00 AM

Whitefish Shines is the all-volunteer community effort to decorate the city for the winter season and it’s been decking halls of Whitefish for over 70 years. Jim Trout and Chris Schustrom are the engines behind the event and they orchestrate it brilliantly. On Sunday morning, the bells, garlands and traditional Santa ornament were carefully placed with help from Flathead Valley Electric Cooperative crews. Together, under gray skies and with a temperature of 14 degrees, they brightened the town.

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Chris Schustrom adjusts a snowflake Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A volunteer helps with a garland Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A volunteer helps with the garlands Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A volunteer helps with a garland on Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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Volunteers help with a garland on Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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Volunteers help decorate Whitefish Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A volunteer helps with a garland on Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A crew member from FEC hangs a lantern Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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Volunteers help with a garland on Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A member of the FEC crew connects a garland to a street light on Sunday morning in Whitefish. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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Santa is adjusted over Central Avenue on Sunday morning in Whitefish. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A volunteer helps with the decorations in downtown Whitefish on Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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Volunteers help with the decorations in downtown Whitefish on Sunday morning. (Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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A crew member from FEC helps with the decorations Sunday morning.(Julie Engler/Whitefish Pilot)

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