ELLICOTTVILLE, NY -It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... at Holiday Valley, at least.
Students, teachers, staff and volunteer parents from the Ellicottville Central School district totaling close to 800 people turned out Tuesday morning to create a living Christmas tree. Servicemen, firemen and veterans were invited to take part as honorary guests.
Proceeds from the sale of picture magnets, stickers, Christmas cards and photo enlargements of the aerial image will benefit troops and injured soldiers as part of "Stand Up for Heroes."
As part of the project, students will help write a finished card to the troops and Veterans hospitals.