District of St. Mary’s to mark 25th anniversary of Old-Fashioned Christmas

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ST. MARY’S – Council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s voted last week to mark the 25th anniversary of Historic Sherbrooke Village’s Old-Fashioned Christmas this month with a tree-planting ceremony.

According to Deputy Warden James Fuller, who represents council on the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission, a place for the planting that does not potentially compromise the living museum’s preservation and conservation mandate has already been selected.

“I think we’ve found a spot for it that will not require an archaeological survey,” he told council’s committee of the whole meeting on Nov. 3.

Old-Fashioned Christmas gets underway on Friday, Nov. 26 with a family concert and fireworks, runs through the following day with a municipal Christmas skate at the St. Mary’s Recplex and a parade of lights through the historic village, and wraps up on Sunday, Nov. 28 with the Whale Sanctuary Games, Christmas Daddies prize bingo and an ecumenical service at the recently restored St. James Church.

In other council news, the committee of the whole received confirmation of $13,615 in provincial funding for its active community program, principally for new and more accessible sidewalks in Sherbrooke.

Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Guysborough Journal

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