Parade brings village together

By Cindy Campbell

Published Nov. 29 2016

Happy Holidays Haliburton!

It’s been just over a month since I started in the role of Haliburton Village BIA administrator. There have been so many people who have helped me welcomed me and inspired me. I am thankful to all of you – and grateful that you are so committed to Haliburton Village.

The Santa Claus Parade in partnership with the Haliburton and District Lions Club was a fun-filled family event and great kick-off the holiday season and celebrations. The marching bands could be heard blocks away and helped everyone get into the spirit. The floats were colourful and festive and the participants riding along were happily waving to all. Santa Claus was the highlight and the look of wonder from the children was delightful. Jim Frost parade organizer extraordinaire: you and your volunteers did an amazing job.

Thanks to Gord Kidd for leading the tree lighting sing-along before the parade and for the entertainment at the Winter Warm Up at the Legion after the parade. Thanks to Anthony VanLieshout for your generosity in lighting up the tree year after year. At the Winter Warm Up the Legion Ladies Auxiliary outdid themselves with a delicious homecooked pasta meal. The children had fun at the craft table thanks to the energetic volunteers from the high school. It truly was a magical night!
It is important that these events take place in our community. We need to support and enjoy family centred affordable activities. Your Haliburton Village BIA can continue to provide these events with your continued support of shopping locally. Your money comes full circle when you spend and invest in your community. The money earned by the local businesses is donated back to sponsor these events that you and your family participate in. In a world of choice please be thoughtful about your spending. Your BIA businesses would appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

The Women’s Shopping Night is Friday Dec. 2. Businesses within the BIA will have special sales giveaways and more to help the women in the family get their shopping done in one night! Let’s go ladies and take advantage of the special deals and the gift wrapping that will be offered for a donation to a local charity. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back and enjoy the month!?
And the second annual Men’s Shopping Night is Friday Dec. 16. Men we have something this year to get you out of your La-Z-boy chairs (no pun intended). Please bring your friends and enjoy complimentary beer sampling in the common area hallway between V&S and Haliburton Furniture. Business will have special promotions and the “Super Shopper” will be available with creative and thoughtful gift ideas for the women in your life. There will be gift wrapping that will make you look like a shopping professional – don’t miss this opportunity to get all your shopping done on one fun-filled night!

December is a month filled with activity for the whole family. Please remember to give the gift of time to the people around you … share a coffee drive someone to the store get out for a winter walk together or whatever makes you happy. Be a child!