Parks and Recreation Director Regan Beck said the start of the event came from a walk in Lions Park where he envisioned a vacation gathering similar to those held in other communities.
“I thought it would be pretty neat if we did the Christmas tree celebration like you see it in New York, ignite it all, do it every year and make it a kind of annual tradition,” did he declare.
Mayor Merlin Seymour to lead the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m.
The Parks and Recreation Department received a grant from Saskatchewan. Lotteries to cover the cost of the event, as well as help from community sponsors to tie it all together.
Community sponsor Mistik Management has been tasked with finding the community Christmas tree, Home Hardware is providing the lift for the tree to be fully decorated and the Meadow Lake RCMP Youth Advisory Committee will handle the decoration. and other festivities throughout the event.
Beck mentioned that group participation was a crucial part of bringing the event together for everyone’s enjoyment.
“They quickly jumped on it, they like the idea and the community spirit,” he said.
“It’s also a great community atmosphere. A lot of different groups are involved, and it’s always our goal here at Parks and Recreation, to try to involve as many people as possible in these things. It makes for better events and everyone feels more connected. “
The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Beck said he looks forward to bringing the community together before the holidays.
“I hope people jump behind and want to experience it,” he said.
“Looks like the weather is going to be really nice, it’s a great night for that and come with the Christmas spirit and have a great night.”
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