Good crowd came out for Rimbey’s Santa Night

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Jackson Leamont, 4, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa Night and the Festival of Lights at PasKaPoo Park in Rimbey Nov. 24. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Black Press News Media)Jackson Leamont, 4, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa Night and the Festival of Lights at PasKaPoo Park in Rimbey Nov. 24. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Black Press News Media)

There was nice weather and a good crowd for Rimbey’s Santa Night and the Festival of Lights at PasKaPoo Park on Nov. 24.

Those who came out enjoyed free hot dogs, hot chocolate and candy canes, and of course, all the festive Christmas lights.

There were also candy bags for the children.

Local businesses and community organizations decorated the historical buildings.

“It’s nice that all the businesses came together,” said Cheryl Jones, part of the Santa Night committee.

This year, instead of the public judging the best decorated buildings, the honour went to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

First place went to the Bluffton 4-H club that decorated the Steeves house/Hoadley post office and second place went to the Rimbey 4-H group for their job on the school house.

This year the Town of Rimbey’s recreation department decorated two buildings: the old town office and a church. The bridge was decorated by the Rimbey Nursery School.

Keyera Energy decorated the pavilion.

Volunteers from the museum decorated a few other buildings, however the committee was short a few decorators this year and a few spaces were left un-decorated.

Anyone wanting to decorate next year can contact the recreation department.

The committee was prepared with a heater, but thanks to the weather cooperating, it wasn’t needed with the mild temperatures.

Rimbey Community and Recreation Services collected items for the Rimbey Food Bank during the event, filling a sleigh with food donations.

The display will stay lit up nightly until 9 p.m. until Jan. 9.

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