Christ­mas cheer in Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - OPINION -

More than 300 par­ents and chil­dren packed the Sheila NaGeira The­atre in Car­bon­ear Dec. 5 for the an­nual tree light­ing cer­e­mony.

Per­for­mances by the Sal­va­tion Army band, the Church Lads Brigade, Car­bon­ear Academy choir and the Car­bon­ear dis­trict Girl Guides opened the event, show­cas­ing the tal­ent of the lo­cal stu­dents and or­ga­ni­za­tions from the area.

Spe­cial guests, Santa Claus and Frosty, made a visit to help Car­bon­ear Coun. Frank Butt, newly elected Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace MHA Sam Slade and more than 20 stu­dents from Car­bon­ear Academy light up the Christ­mas tree.

The fol­low­ing pho­tos are a look into some of the per­for­mances of the evening.

Right: The Car­bon­ear Dis­trict Girl Guides have been a part of the Car­bon­ear tree light­ing event for many years, and this year they con­tin­ued the tra­di­tion. Sparks, Brown­ies, Girl Guides and Pathfind­ers joined the troop’s lead­ers to sing a cou­ple of Christ­mas songs. They shared an en­er­getic ver­sion of Jin­gle Bells that was high­lighted by ev­ery mem­ber shak­ing a hand­held set of bells. The Church Lads Brigade’s young men and women mem­bers from the Car­bon­ear area joined to­gether on stage at the Sheila NaGeira the­atre to play sev­eral Christ­mas songs.

Two guests sur­prised the hun­dreds in at­ten­dance prior to light­ing the Christ­mas tree. Santa Claus and Frosty made their way to the stage, high-fiv­ing ev­ery­one on the ends of the rows of seats on their way down. Santa said, in a boom­ing voice, “Ho, ho, ho.” The kids were very ex­cited to see him, some even telling him what they wanted for Christ­mas.

Dur­ing the tree light­ing event, Car­bon­ear MHA Sam Slade and Coun. Frank Butt were joined on stage by more than 20 stu­dents from Car­bon­ear Academy. The stu­dents were cho­sen by the school to help light up the tree.

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