Submitted by T.A. Phillips
Recreation Coordinator, Town of Calmar
After two years in the waiting, the residents of Calmar finally had their very own Christmas in the Park last night, December the 4th. Poor weather over the past two years had forced the cancellation of the annually scheduled Christmas in the Park event, but the recent mild weather and prior snow fall, made a perfect setting for this year’s event.
Woodlands Park, covered in deep fresh fallen snow, was adorned with a multitude of lights, giant inflatable decorations, two bonfires, and a PA system relaying the sound of Christmas throughout the park. Approximately 300 adults and young children enjoyed the visit of Santa, and the photo op provided by tours in horse and cart.
Members of the Recreation Board, Calmar Fire Department and Council served the public with treats, cookies and hot chocolate, while representatives from the Communities in Bloom Committee worked with the children on creating ornaments for the ‘Community Spirit Christmas Tree’.