COGESAF signs four agreements
On November 14th and the 15th, four watershed agreements were signed with partners of the Conseil de gouvernance de l’eau des bassins versants de la riviere St. Francois (COGESAF). Two of the agreements were signed to valorize the initiatives of the farming community, one agreement was signed concerning the supply of drinking water and another agreement will demonstrate the engagement of the forestry sector. Seen in the photo are (l. to r.) Serge Lapointe, Roberto Toffoli, Jean Paul Raiche, Eric Roy, Valerie Langlois, Real Marcoux and Rene Charest, partners of the agreement in the agricultural sector of the watershed of Grand lac St. Francois.
This year’s Market will have handmade crafts such as knitting, crochet work, stained glass, jewelry, fresh fir wreaths and more. There will also be local food products, jams and jellies, honey products, maple products, homemade pasta and baked goods. “The Colby-curtis Museum will set up a table with items from their gift boutique, too,” said Mrs. Goodsell.
With dining tables and chairs set up, shoppers will be able to take a break to enjoy great snacks like samosas, pizzas and desserts over coffee or hot chocolate while they decide what they should buy or while they wait for Santa, who will be visiting the area both days from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Besides providing a great shopping experience that supports local crafts people and food produc- ers, there will also be facepainting, live music with Donald Patriquin, and a few other activities to amuse young and old alike at the Market.
Many may recall the success of last year’s bazaar. Santa rode into town on a fire engine. He sat with local children having photos taken and listening to Christmas wish lists. The lineup for Santa lasted until closing on both days. Children played while parents shopped and the general consensus was that it was a well-organized and well-attended event.
Children will have a great deal of fun having their face painted and posing for a photograph with Santa Clause, so we encourage you all to tell your children about the event so they can nag you until you agree to attend; it’s all in the spirit of Christmas and community.
The town of Stanstead’s community Christmas tree decorating and lighting activity will take place on Saturday in Henry Seth Taylor Place, just across the street from the Christmas Market. Everyone is welcome to help decorate the tree on Saturday, beginning after lunch. “Students from Jardindes-frontieres will help decorate the tree and then they will sing Christmas carols at 3:00,” said Maryse Trepanier of the town’s recreation department.