Clairmont Agricultural Society hosts Down Home Country Christmas

The Clairmont Agricultural Society celebrates the holiday season as it prepares to host the Down Home Country Christmas event.

Lori Russell, secretary of the Ag Society, says this is the first time they’ve hosted the event in Clairmont.

“We’re trying to bring new events to the community, engage people and generate excitement in the community for the holiday season,” Russell said. “We hope there are musicians doing Christmas carols, Peace Country Photography will be inside taking photos and the event is free.”

Russell says they have activities planned throughout the day, and she mentioned that there might be a very special surprise for everyone.

“Inside we will have activities for the kids, like making tree ornaments, popcorn strings you can hang on the tree, and the kids can write letters to Santa Claus. Weather permitting, we will also have sleigh rides.

Russell says they are also looking for volunteers and anyone interested can contact them through their Facebook page.

“We need people to help us make sure all activities are probably supervised, whether it’s with the fireplaces outside or the children’s crafts inside,” she says.

In addition to the Down Home Country Christmas Event, the Ag Society is hosting the Children’s Christmas Gift Shop on December 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Children can pick up gifts without their parents, ranging from $ 1 to $ 5. Volunteers will be there to wrap these gifts. Russell puts it this way “they have something under the tree to give to their parents or their family for Christmas”.

The event also includes various winter games and activities, a hot chocolate bar and photos with Santa Claus.

COVID-19 protocols are in effect and anyone staying for dinner must show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test. They are also looking for volunteers and anyone interested can contact them through their Facebook page.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 11 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clairmont community hall.

Lana T. Arthur