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Christmas spirit alive and well in Sturgis

Community members showcase pride and yuletide feelings through artistic displays in the park
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Some of the businesses and organizations in the Town of Sturgis got into the Christmas spirit when they started decorating a camp site at the Sturgis Regional Park on December 1. Decorating the museums display from left, were: Hazel Urbanoski, Bob and Linda Knutson, Barb Wagar, Myrtle Boychuk and Walter and Karen Rose

STURGIS - Some people say if you walk down main street in Sturgis during the night or day you will find it to be magical and joyous, said Karen Rose, town resident and decorator.

This year, through a creative idea of Councillor Aileen Lubiniecki, the decorating continued to spread to include the Sturgis Regional Park. There were 11 businesses and organizations that were invited to participate in creating displays throughout the park. “People are invited to come down to the park and either walk or drive by to see all the displays lit up.” said Lubiniecki.

The decorating of the downtown core of the Town of Sturgis began when a small committee was formed to focus on the downtown for Christmas like it had been done in the past. The committee was made up of: Karen Rose, Daniel Wasylenchuk and Valerie Skurdal.

The committee then started the process of purchasing decorations that included lights, hardware and garland.

The decorations and garland were made by Karen Rose who has always loved decorating for the Christmas season. Rose would always decorate her family home and has grown her collection of Christmas decorations. "I would always be on the lookout for a bargain and garage sales were always a great place to pick up some great decorations," said Rose.

She stated that this is their gift to everyone. Take a walk, enjoy and to everyone, “have the best Christmas you can.”