Com­mu­nity brings Christ­mas to Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

Any­one vis­it­ing the Rock Is­land sec­tor of Stanstead last Satur­day would have no doubt in their mind that Christ­mas was near. In the morn­ing, a live na­tiv­ity scene and Christ­mas carol­ing kicked off the event in front of the Place del Monty while ar­ti­sans set up their ta­bles on the sec­ond floor, newly ren­o­vated by owner Mar­cel Hauben for the oc­ca­sion.

“The com­mu­nity re­ally pulled to­gether to make a great event and to make it quite fun,” said Marise Trepanier, the town’s recre­ation co­or­di­na­tor who was serv­ing hot choco­late and cof­fee through­out the event. Peo­ple were com­ing and go­ing all day, en­joy­ing the mu­sic of Don­ald Pa­triquin, Mike Goudreau and Lise Flan­ders while they shopped or waited for Santa. “We might ask Santa to come ear­lier, next year, be­cause some of the younger kids missed him be­cause it was nap time,” added Marise.

Or­ga­niz­ers and vol­un­teers gath­ered for din­ner, after the event, at the Café Bar Sans Fron­tieres

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Lit­tle Char­lotte seemed happy to spend a lit­tle time with Santa, last Satur­day, at the Stanstead cel­e­bra­tion.

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