The countdown has begun for a favorite local event. The annual Community Holly Days Festival is declaring that “It’s a Wonderful Life!” here in the Uintah Basin. Thousands will enjoy free family events around Vernal on Friday during the 13th year of the celebration. Despite economic downturn, the celebration will maintain the family favorite activities and all are encouraged to come and make memories together. For a schedule of events, visit www.communityhollydays.com.