Saturday, 6 December 2014

Happy Hometown Christmas week!

4 Dec 2014 Magrath AB: Many thanks to all who made our 10th annual Hometown Christmas so fun again this year. I will attempt a list of some of the helpers .. and forgive me in advance if I missed you or yours:

  • The Magrath Chamber of Commerce
    • Duane Thomson, President (Keyline Publishing) organized and responsible for posters and printing
    • Arlen Bennett, Vice-President (Magrath Pharmacy) for helping organize, permitting his staff time off to organize, and keeping his store open late for the event
    • Roger Davies, Secretary ( for maintaining the website, booking tables and overseeing set up and take down of same.
    • Jay Mackenzie, Past-President (Roosters) for the Gingerbread Contest fundraiser and keeping Roosters open extra late that night, and his staff
    • Ross/Julia Moore, Treasurer (Canadian Security Systems) for keeping track of all our monies
    • Chamber members who help support this event
    • Shannon Sabey, Tannis Beazer and helpers promoting the upcoming Gala Event 
    • Our main street merchants who hosted tables: ATB, Keyline, Coop, Magrath Dental, 1st Choice and SASH and all the main street businesses and organizations who stayed open late for this event - and thanks for all the treats!
    • All our table vendors who helped fill all the venues 
  • The Town of Magrath
    • Council, Admin and Staff - for preparing the giant kiddie treat bags and getting Santa and the Mayor there .. 
    • Mayor Barnett for attending and leading us through the Tree Lighting ceremonies - keep hold of that big red button ..
    • Santa (you've lost weight) for spending all night meeting and greeting our kidlings
    • Fire Dept staff for the bonfire and hot chocolate
    • Wayne Quinton for getting us access to the ice arena tables  
    • Town Crew for putting up the lights and blocking off the roads for us that night
  • Magrathites
    • Sam Yamamoto and the Magrath Band for performing and leading Mayor Barnett and Santa into the tree lighting ceremonies.
    • The Magrath Library, Museum, Seniors, SASH, Susan's Place and Winks all stayed open late or had their own special events running this night as well
    • Westwind News for covering our event in their 4 Dec issue.
    • Kudos to all the gingerbread makers who made entries into Roosters contest for judging and auction -with proceeds raised going toward Pals of the Pool. I understand in commercial division the 1st Place went to Leisel Quinton and 2nd Place awarded to Magrath Pharmacy .. but how do you judge all those beautiful entries?
    • Everyone who braved the cold and made the event fun and exciting!
  • Any else I missed

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