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North Thompson Fall Fair to host Drive Thru Xmas Light Show in Barriere

With the Christmas holiday season less that two months away, and COVID-19 expected to put a damper on seasonal events and celebrations, the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) announced last Monday that they plan to help make Christmas “Magical for all ages in Barriere this year!”

“We are very excited to announce that we will be opening the fall fairgrounds for a drive through Christmas light experience from December 19 to 23,” tells NTFFA Director Laura Mairs, “This is going to be a special event that all ages can enjoy safely, and it will make Christmas in Barriere memorable and fun in a new and unique way for our community.”

Mairs noted that NTFFRA is making this event a “community project” by inviting area families, individuals, clubs, organizations, businesses, places of worship, schools, “and anyone who is willing to take part” to join the NTFFRA in creating and putting up the Christmas and winter themed display at the fairgrounds.

“You bring your ideas, and together we will make Christmas in Barriere magical,” said Mairs.

She also noted that the NTFFRA will provide the light strings, and should plywood be required for decorative cutouts, etcetera, they can provide that as well.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to get together and accomplish something that everyone can enjoy during a season of peace,” said Mairs.

She also noted for those who are not able to put up a display, but have extra lights or decorations they may wish to donate, “it would be gratefully accepted”.

Mairs says social distancing will be observed for those who will be working on light projects at the facility, “There is an abundance of space, trees, and buildings on the fairgrounds that can be decorated.”

“Volunteers are already stepping up, including a family group who have stepped up to create a display as their special family Christmas project for them and the community. Please join with all of us at the NTFFRA to make Christmas 2020 a magical and wonderful experience for everyone in the area,” said Mairs.

For more information please e-mail, call or text Laura Mairs at: lenaura@telus.net or 250-319-1060.