Busy Christmas schedule for Village of Donalda this weekend

On Saturday, Dec. 4 there will be “A Village Christmas” held at the Donalda Community Hall with the community Christmas market starting at 1 p.m.

Local organizations will have great stocking stuffer items for sale. One particular item will be the lunch buffet tickets that the Donalda & Community Arts Society will have as they are hosting an art festival in February, and their theme is a celebration of art disciplines in taste, sight and sound.

The Village of Donalda is having a contest to coincide with “A Village Christmas”. They are encouraging everyone within the village of Donalda to decorate their home and/or yard in time for the Christmas Celebration planned for Saturday, Dec. 4.

There will be a “Judges’ Prize” of two free train tickets on the Alberta Prairie Steam Train for the best decorated and a “People’s Choice Award” prize for another two free train tickets. The People’s Choice will be judged by the residents of Donalda up to and including Dec. 4. For more information call Gordon Rumley at 403-883-2100 about how Donalda residents can vote for their favorite decorated home or yard. The “Judge’s Prize” will be announced on the evening of Dec. 4. Happening at the Art Gallery is registration for for the no-budget digital film, DONALDA. Anyone interested in volunteering for this production can go to the Donalda Art Gallery from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and sign up.

So to recap:

Community Christmas Market: 1 to 4 p.m. at the Donalda Community Hall;

Donalda Ag Society Bonfire: 2 to 7 p.m. at the Lamp;

Kids Shopping: 2 to 5 p.m. at the Coulee Drop in Center;

Santa arrives at the Community Hall at 3 p.m. and pictures will be for an hour.

Christmas story-time: 4 to 5 p.m. at the Gazebo, or the Library in case the weather is too cold.

Horse-drawn hay rides: 4 to 5 p.m. on main street.

Model Train Display at the Train Emporium all day

The parade of lights start at 5 p.m. on main street

The Donalda Agricultural Society is having their annual general meeting Tuesday Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. There will be a potluck supper following the meeting and anyone interest in becoming a member and sitting on the board is encouraged to do so.

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