The Princeton and District Chamber of Commerce Christmas Committee would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Christmas Light-up a great success. Many thanks go to the following;
Santa with his own beard and a twinkle in his eye, thanks Dan Twizell and thank you Judy for just being you.
Snowman and Snowlady Jacob Belanger and Megan Pateman for the all their wonderful help and to Ambassadors Carmen Brodie & Morgan Whelpton for assisting Santa.
Princeton Senior Citizens for supplying goodie bags, Okanagan Regional Library for the use of their chair, and Diane Blank of D. Blank Photography for doing the pictures and supplying the backdrop.
Our Girl Guides of Canada members who led us all in singing O Canada; Sylvie Thomas, Wyette Antonick, Ojo Rhyno, Brook Minshull, Micheala Sutton, Hannah Leduc, Teagan Cranston, Aivry Thomas, Hannah Zirk, Taelah Thomas, Eliza Palmer and Leaders Crystal Groves & Chris Kelly.
Our wonderful entertainers; Emcee Megan Pateman, sound man, Lyle Thomas, Laurie Thomas’ Baptist Church Youth Choir, Princeton Sparks, Brownies & Guides, Janet Banks, Amy Blank and the Princeton Highland Dancers.
Junior Pastors; Drew Weber, Kyle Nichols and the Princeton Posse for the wonderful game of Pool Noodle Hockey with all the young boys and girls in who came to play. Many thanks to the United Steel Workers for supplying caps for the teams. Watch for this event to be even bigger next year.
The Princeton Lion’s Club and Valley First for the hot chocolate and popcorn, Town of Princeton for the use of their tent, the Princeton RCMP escort and the Princeton Ground Search and Rescue for delivering Santa.
Thanks also for the candlelight ceremony escort with New Beginnings members, organized by Stephanie Mintzler.
To the members of our business community for staying open for our Light Up shoppers.
A huge thank you to AP Guest Ranch, West Coast Equipment, Keith Olsen and Vince Milligan for doing the wagon Ride. Thanks also to the Princeton Posse for riding shotgun on the wagon. If all things work out, next year we will be having horse and wagon rides around the Town – keep your fingers crossed!
The Town Crew for a wonderful job of decorating Veterans Square, putting up the tent, the barricades, and helping with all the extras. To Mayor Frank Armitage for opening the ceremonies and welcoming Santa.
To the ladies who supported the Little Dog Race, Karrie Crucil of Barking Bubbles for sponsoring the race and to winners Sally Gibson and Winston Mintzler for participating.
To Joyce Edwards for organizing the Legion Craft Fair and Nancy Gibson for organizing the tree competition.
Thanks to everyone who helped with setup and cleanup; Lisa Carleton, Lynn Johnson, Keith Olsen, Vince Milligan, (Kevin Acres Farm) Brenda Crawford, Lori Thomas and Jared Thomas. (hockey stuff)
Special thank you to our Christmas Tree Competitors: Rivers Edge RV and Camping, Barking Bubbles Dog Grooming, Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists, Similkameen Spotlight, Joanne Esslink and Princeton Sparks and Brownies. You all helped make the evening special with your beautiful trees that helped light up the square
Congratulations to our Winners:
Individual – Joanne Esselink
Clubs & Organizations – Princeton Sparks & Brownies
Business – Similkameen Spotlight
The Princeton and District Chamber of Commerce Christmas Committee apologizes to anyone we may have missed. We hope to see you all next year. Merry Christmas and remember to support our town by shopping local.
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