This city's traditional pre-Christmas event, the Festival of the Pinatas, will again ring in the holiday spirit.

And more importantly, perhaps, the event will raise funds for the Sub-for-Santa program and help meet the needs of children who have medical and educational problems.City Councilman Cliff Burrell, one of the organizers of the festival, said about 20 organizers are serving as sponsors of this year's event, which is patterned after Salt Lake's Festival Trees.

It will on Friday, Dec. 1, at 9:30 a.m. with a viewing of the donated pinatas in the Ephraim Co-Op building. Lucy Pizzino, a Hispanic folklore specialist and a member of the National Story-telling Association, will perform in the Ephraim Library at 3:30 p.m.

Pueblo Nuestro, a Latin American group, will perform at the Co-Op Friday at 7 p.m.

The main money-raising event of the festival, the auction of the pinatas, will follow.

Saturday will feature more entertainment by performing groups, a display and sale of still more pinatas and, to top it all off, the Electric Christmas Parade down Main Street at dusk.