‘Joyful squeals of delight’ mark Christmas gathering

Big Valley’s annual children’s Christmas party once again was a great success

Big Valley’s annual children’s Christmas party once again was a great success, offering local families the opportunity to enjoy some holiday fun with family, friends and neighbours.

The Big Valley Jubilee Hall was filled with joyful squeals of delight, as the children were entertained by Rosco the Clown’s blend of magic and comedy right after lunch.

The main attraction, of course, was the appearance of Santa himself. The children gathered anxiously around his feet, eagerly anticipating their turn to sit on his knee, whisper their wishes in his ear and receive an early Christmas gift.

Special thanks go to all the organizers, helpers and sponsors who generously donate their talent, time and money to help bring this little bit of Christmas magic to the children of our community every year.

Students and staff of the Big Valley School remind everyone to join them at the Jubilee Hall this Thursday at 7 p.m. for an evening of great entertainment and holiday fun at their annual Christmas concert.

Each class has prepared different themed gift baskets for a raffle that evening and refreshments will be served after the program.

Join us for an evening of great entertainment, good eats and socializing with family and friends. As usual, donations for the food bank will be collected at the door. Everyone is invited to attend.

Big Valley village and rural residents will come together this Friday, Dec. 21, to celebrate our second annual “Christmas in the Village.”

Sponsored by the Big Valley Rodeo Association and the Village of Big Valley, the evening will include hotdogs and hot chocolate enjoyed around toe-warming bonfires, horse-drawn sleigh rides around the village to view the wonderful holiday lights, and a fireworks display.

Once again, we will hold the “best decorated house contest,” with judges selecting from the marvelous light displays that have been popping up all over the village.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three, with the grand prize-winner also receiving two train tickets on Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions.

The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Jubilee Hall. Dress warm and come on out to join the fun.

The Ladies of the Big Valley Royal Purple hope you decide to join them for their special New Year’s Eve party this year. It will include a hypnotist, supper and a dance. For more information, contact Jenni at 403-876-2558 or Sharon at 876-2779.

From the community of Big Valley, we wish one and all a very Merry and Magical Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN

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