Christmas Festival Thank You!
The 22nd New Ross Christmas Festival is over with for another year. The weatherman and Mother Nature provided us with a wonderful weekend, and hundreds of people took advantage. The festival started with the Legion’s potluck supper on Friday evening, and was followed by the lighting of our beautiful tree and a visit from Santa. And then the children got to enjoy the song and dance entertainment of Razzmatazz.
Thank you to the Turner family, in memory of Leon, for this year’s tree! Thank you to the town crier for kicking off Friday night’s tree lighting. And thank you to Efficiency Nova Scotia and the staff of New Ross Home Hardware for once again, sponsoring the LED light exchange. And one more thank you to the O’Leary’s for getting the lights on the tree.
A large crowd started their Saturday morning with a delicious breakfast at the New Ross Fire hall, before visiting the huge craft fair of fifty excellent vendors at the New Ross Consolidated School. As well, additional vendors displayed their wares at the Legion. Many children visited the Family Resource Centre to sample home-made ice cream, make home-made decorations, and enjoy a visit with Santa.
Hundreds of visitors dropped by the Festival ‘Welcome Post’ at the Ross Farm Museum Learning Centre and enjoyed the display showing the history of the Christmas tree in New Ross. Our Festival concert, held on Saturday evening at the Anglican church, was an enjoyable evening of local talent; piano solos, Christmas carols, folk music and a few young show-stealers.
The more than a thousand guests who visited the Forties Community Centre for a turkey dinner, enjoyed a filling and delicious meal as always. And our local u-picks were kept very busy the entire weekend, with car after car leaving the community with one or two balsam firs tied on the roof.
A heart-felt thank you to our many New Ross visitors, for enjoying our many wonderful festival events. Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this weekend a success. And thank you to each of the groups and organizations who participated in this year’s festival.
Congratulations to our raffle winners : Hand Made Quilt : Barb Christie, and the Cut Glass Festival Wreath : Viola Gabriel.
The winner of Choice Tree Decorating contest: Ross Farm Museum.
The New Ross Regional Development Society would like to thank those who donated wreaths to decorate the community, and to thank Margeson Reeves and family for getting the wreaths hung throughout the village.
Neil & Marie Meister (2)
Balsam Country Farm U- Pick
McInnis Lake Forestry
Debbie & Mary Reeves (2)
Carson Broome & Tina Connors
Phil Edwards & Patti McNeil
Merlin & Sarah Gates
Joe & Coleen Hebb
Faye Hughes & Owen Lenihan
New Ross Post Office Staff
J& M Christmas Greens