The countdown is on with only 23 days left until the big day is here. I love the holidays; the hustle and bustle, everyone putting up their decorations, children making their Christmas lists and all the great Christmas activities put on by the community groups which are so much fun to attend. And Richmond has a wonderful variety of events planned this season. Tonight, St. Peter’s will be hosting the lighting of the Village Christmas Tree, located next to Foodland Grocery, at 6pm with Santa present to give out candy canes to all the children. Following the tree lighting there will be live entertainment and refreshments at the St. Peter’s Fire Hall. There will also be a Family Square Dance held at the United Church Hall in St.Peter’s from 7 to 9pm with Music by Donna Marie DeWolfe and Al Martin.
A Relay for Life fundraiser will be held at the MacBouch Beverage Room and Restaurant in St. Peter’s on December 3rd, from 1-4pm. The event will have an auction with Christmas items, baked goods and a 50/50 ticket draw and great music from local entertainers. Also on December 3rd, the Noel Isle Madame Community Christmas will take place at LeNoir Landing in Arichat from 2:30pm until 6pm. On December 4th, a Christmas Bingo will be held at the Riverdale Community Centre in Lower River starting at 2pm. Also on the 4th, there will be Community Breakfast held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 in Arichat from 8am until 11am. And make sure to take in the Children’s Christmas Concert at the Lakeside Community Centre in Sampsonville on the 4th; what a perfect event to gets us into the holiday spirit. The concert will start at 2pm.
If you are looking for a card that will also remind your friends of home, the St. Peter’s Community Club may have just the answer for you. The winning photos from the Community Clubs Photo Contest have been chosen and are now available as delightful winterscape cards. A box of 6 cards is $6. Money raised from the sale of the cards will go to the Nicolas Denys Museum. The cards are available at Jeantie's Mini-Mart, Shamrock Store, C & M Video, Home Hardware in St. Peter's, Fleur de Lis Store (Rockdale), the East Coast Credit Unions in Richmond County and St. Josephs Credit Union.