Have a coconutty Christmas!

CHRISTMAS COCONUTS: A Christmas tree made of painted coconuts stands near the shore, across the street from the Combento in Merizo. Village volunteers organized the "Operation Coconuts" contest for students at the village’s elementary school. Volunteer Steve Cruz said the kids painted the coconuts and winners are still to be announced. In the meantime, the volunteers used the colorful coconuts to build a Christmas tree at Merizo’s Santa Marian Kamalen Park. Photo courtesy of Steve Cruz