The Gleaner

An enchanting encounter

PHOTO Sue Morison LBA

The Ormstown fairgrounds were once again transformed into a glittering Christmas Village on December 2 and 3, and despite the less-than-charming weather, visitors were treated to beautiful displays. These included an elaborate Christmas train, a deliciously decorated candy shoppe with hot chocolate and sugary sweets, and several wintery scenes and enchanted landscapes. Santa and Mrs. Claus welcomed mesmerized young visitors who happily hand-delivered their letters while getting in a word or two with the man in red. Even the Grinch seemed to have warmed to the holiday spirit as he popped up here and there among a cast of seasonal favourites, including glowing winter fairies and a certain lovable snowman of Frozen fame. “Over the weekend we had easily over 700 visitors,” says LBA manager Sue Morison, who admits the numbers would have been higher if Jack Frost hadn’t been quite so unkind. “We have to look at it through the eyes of a child,” she says. “They loved it. The weather didn’t matter to them!” she exclaims, while noting the same can be said of her dedicated team of volunteers, which this year featured several younger first-time helpers. (SR)

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