BATTLEFORD — Lions Park in downtown Battleford was all aglow again on the evening of Nov. 19 when the Lights of Joy were lit up for the fourth year.
The initiative spearheaded by Avery Donahue in 2019 has proven to be a spectacular way for local sponsors and residents to kick off the holiday season. Once again, all 16 trees were sponsored by local businesses with the sponsorship banners flying at the park. The countdown to “light up” was enjoyed by a boisterous group. Christmas Carols, cookies and hot chocolate were enjoyed while glow sticks were provided to light up individuals. The weather was mild this year which was a blessing.
Each year at this event is on the third Saturday of November. The event provides a fundraising opportunity for the Battleford Community Spirit Group, which in turn gives back to Battleford and its citizens in a variety of ways such as the spring wiener roast, the street festival and this holiday event.
The snowmen photo booth was put back in the park and will remain there until Christmas for everyone to use for holiday pictures.
Thank you once again to all volunteers and sponsors. Without these people our events would not be possible.