Snow arrives just in time for Elmwood tree lighting

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ELMWOOD – A pretty dusting of snow added to the charm of Elmwood’s annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Families gathered in the park by the fire hall for the festivities put on by the Elmwood Chamber of Commerce.

There were bags of popcorn and cups of hot chocolate, plus treat bags for the children. Mrs. Claus was on hand to make sure everything went well; Santa had to stay home to make sure the elves stayed on task for getting all those toys finished!

Mrs. Claus chatted with the children and posed for photos with many of them.

Results of the draw were announced – the big winner of $600 was Cathy McFadden of Elmwood; winners of $50 were Isabel Bell of Chesley, Matthew Engel of Walkerton, Ashley Fairminer, Judith Plante of Montreal, Laurine Zurbrigg of Chesley, Ernie Falkiner of Elmwood, Ruth Ann Schlosser of Hanover, Linda Lamont of Elmwood, Mike Thompson of Waterloo, Rene Dancey of Elmwood, Barry Gateman of Elmwood and Linda Ball of Walkerton.

As the sky darkened, the crowd sang Christmas songs. And finally came the moment everyone was waiting for – Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody and West Grey Mayor Christine Robinson counted down the final 10 seconds before the lights came on. The already lovely winter park was instantly transformed into a Christmas wonderland.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times