Don’t forget great local holiday events coming soon

Remember, there are a number of great Christmas events coming up in the region soon.

Jordynn Adams visits with Santa at the Wetaskiwin Public Library

Remember, there are a number of great Christmas events coming up in the region soon.

Don’t forget the Charity Checkstop Dec. 10 on Hwy #2A in Wetaskiwin.

The Charity Checkstop to benefit Wetaskiwin Victim Services and Secret Santa will take place on the four lane stretch of road going past the Super 8 Hotel from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The charity checkstop is rather simple in form: motorists drive up to the checkstop and see all the police and emergency lights flashing, two volunteers will greet motorists, they’ll have two pails (one full of candy canes for donors along with an info card from Students Against Drunk Driving, one for cash donations) and motorists will also have a chance to donate non-perishable food items and toys for the Secret Santa program.

All cash donations go to support Wetaskiwin Victim Services and its programs in the community.

Secret Santa is handled by the city’s FCSS department, and can be for kids newborn to teen. The gifts are given anonymously to local families who are in need.

Wetaskiwin’s Manluk Centre is looking to bring even more holiday cheer to the community with its inaugural Festival of Trees event. Christmas trees registered by the business community will be displayed in public areas of the Manluk Centre from Dec. 9 to 31.

Visitors can vote on their favorite Christmas masterpiece using ballots provided on location and the winning tree will be announced Dec. 22.

Within the community the concept of the event was well received, and by the morning of Nov. 25 11 trees were registered. There is no registration fee for the event and businesses are being encouraged to decorate their tree to reflect the business or community.

 

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