Candy Cane Countdown Begins
Callie Westling, Fat cat and Johnathan Rees help Vermilion Credit Union kick off the Christmas season with the annual Nightlight Parade on November 23.
With favourable weather conditions, spectators gathered on 50th Avenue to watch the street being lit up with glittering Christmas lights as the annual Night Light Parade passed by. Christmas elves merrily waved from this year’s floats, and Santa wished everyone a Merry Christmas at the finale.
The Jr. B. Tigers once again held their hot dog fundraiser at the Atco building. The Jr. B. Hockey Team volunteered their time cooking approximately 235 hot dogs and serving hot chocolate with the proceeds going to support meals during their out of town games. Many children attended in hockey jerseys and enjoyed meeting the players.
“We had a lot of people come out to buy hot chocolates and hot dogs; many leaving a donation and generally supporting the cause,” said Neil Zack.
After enjoying the parade, families gathered together at the Lakeland Mall to visit and shop. The Rotary Club offered hot chocolate and homemade cookies for donations to the Haying In The Thirties Cancer Support Group from November 24 - 26.
“We were pleased with the turnout; we really appreciate the community’s support. Everyone is very giving in our town and are always willing to help support a good cause,” said Rotary member Janine Lange
Photos with Santa were available thanks to Dragon Hare Studios. These photos will be available at the Lakeland Mall from November 23 – 25.
The Festival of Trees once again made an appearance at the Lakeland Mall. This Chamber of Commerce hosted event runs from November 23 – 25. Everyone who attended had the opportunity to bid on approximately 20 trees entered by businesses and non-profit organizations as well as being able to vote for their favourite tree.