Our community now resembles the Christmas card winter scene that most of us associate with winter in the North Country. It is such a joy to ride around the community after darkness sets in, to see all the outside decorations. The town crew did a great job of lighting the big tree in the downtown moment area and then all the trees along the river side down to the band stand are in all blue lights this year. Once again the Beautification Committee has supplied the not for profit buildings with fresh green wreaths and the traditional red bows.
To alert you that do outside decorating, once again this year the Beautification Committee is sponsoring the Holiday decorating contest here in Willsboro with prizes. The judging will take place on Sunday Dec. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m., so be sure that your display is lighted up soon after darkness starts to fall. Areas to be judged are Best of Show, $100; Most Spiritual, $50; Most Traditional, $50; and Most Magical, $50. In case of bad weather the judging will take place the following evening, Dec. 21, at the same time. Have you noticed Ben & Glen's house on Main Street? Wow, well lighted up.
Another great joy this season for me has been to attend the two area choral concerts; they set a great mood for the holiday. Many thanks to the chorus members for their dedicated hours of practice to make these concerts possible, both events were well attended.
Craft selections of area crafters at the library are worth checking out for possible Holiday gifts. Once again this year the Willsboro United Methodist Church is participating in adopting a family for Christmas, to help them have a merry celebration, this is done in connection with the Families First Organization. A group of students at the local school are collecting useful gift items to send to the Military troops.
The Local Fire Department held their annual election of persons to serve on their Board of Commissioners, the winner this year by one vote was Shawn Gillilland. So you see, every vote does count, and one can never know the winner until the election is over. Another great service that senior citizens could take advantage of from the Office of The Aging, is to have them review your options for prescription drug plans to see if your could get a better deal, the window to make any changes ends on Dec. 31. I found this to be very helpful, so if interested contact the Office of the Aging soon at 1-877-464-1637.
Sam Marcotte has retired now and his family thought he should get his Christmas gift early, so now he has the care of a seven week old puppy that follows him all around. This should occupy his time.
Happy Birthday to Mary Hislop 12/14, Jack Wintermute 12/17, Wendy Ball 12/21, Lucas Strong 12/22, Alice Wand 12/22, Jameson Russell 12/24, Rhonda Belzile 12/24, Alberta Curran 12/25.