Keremeos launches Christmas season in characteristic style

Residents and volunteers work together to create another spirited Christmas light up in Keremeos

Similkameen realtor Tuesday McDonald found some Christmas treasures Friday evening at Keremeos’ annual Christmas Craft Sale in Victory Hall. Jenny Smith (left) was one of several vendors displaying tables of unique hand made Christmas items for sale.

Keremeos residents showed their true community spirit Friday evening with another highly successful launching of the Christmas season through  the village’s annual light up parade.

In spite of the almost instantaneous onslaught of winter weather earlier in the day, hundreds lined the streets as usual to watch the parade, which has apparently become a tradition in the community.

Many were disppointed that the village’s street decorations were not placed in time for this year’s event, something many cannot recall ever happening.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves nonetheless, in spite of that shortcoming.

Throngs of residents also paid a visit to Victory Hall afterwards, to view and purchase a vast array of Christmas handicrafts, baking, homemade preserves and gift ideas. Tickets were selling briskly for a number of raffle baskets and free hot dogs, candy floss, popcorn and hot chocolate sprouted a number of line ups throughout the building.  A steady line up for Santa Claus completed the evening’s festive spirit.


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