The 2nd Annual Twilight Holiday Shop night took place Dec. 1. It was hosted by the Rimbey Review alongside community non-profits and local businesses. Despite the cold weather, the community still saw a great turnout for the night’s event.
Mandy Swanson said that despite the cold weather that night, her store was busy right up until the end of the event and had great sales.
“We were happy to see everybody out and about even though it was cold. It went really well,” said Swanson.
Front Store Manager of Pharmasave Cindy Wilson said the event went great.
“It was definitely a success. We did see some repeat people from last year.”
Rimbey Lions Club President Ted Jamieson said he was happy with the turnout and that the hot dogs were a hit, having gone through almost 200 of them.
“Considering it was well below 20 below zero it was very good. We were very happy with the turnout,” he said.
Him and others with the Lions Club stood in mainly 15 to 30 minute shifts to help beat the cold.
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) was in the Rimbey Review office offering free Christmas wrapping and donations to the food bank, along with free hot popcorn. Rimbey Rodeo Royalty volunteered helping with the festivities, Rimbey Lions Club was out in the cold cooking up hot dogs and hot chocolate for all of the holiday shoppers, Rode Hard Speed Shop donated their portable fire pits and Keessar Racing donated the firewood. Santa and Mrs. Claus also made a stop on their Christmas holiday tour.