Bible Hill residents getting into the spirit of Christmas

Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

BIBLE HILL – Wanda Woolver appreciates a well decorated yard.

Wanda Woolaver and pooch Sammy enjoy getting into the spirit of Christmas. Woolaver takes the time and effort to make her property festive during Light Up Bible Hill, which encourages residents to come together in decorating and lighting to celebrate the Christmas season. Monique Chiasson - Truro Daily News

The Bible Hill resident has been busy bringing her Saywood Drive property to life this holiday season by taking a unique approach to decorating for Christmas.

“I have a Charlie Brown Christmas theme happening,” she laughed, adding her pooch Sammy was the inspiration for the dog-themed decorations.

Her lawn boasts a Snoopy animated mailbox and Snoopy home, other dog decorations, candy canes, bulbs, lights and beads. The sight is prompting people to pause and look as they drive by.

“People appreciate it and really enjoy it,” Woolaver said, adding every year before she takes down the decorations, she makes a diagram of them so she’ll remember in the future what was done in the past.

“Last year, I had a Christmas tree and big bulbs … I change it around every year for the neighbours to have something new to look at.”

It’s that mindset that makes Light Up Bible Hill a success. Every year the community encourages people to decorate and light their yards in bright colours and festive décor to bring the Christmas spirit alive. Many people tour the village to see the homes and properties and some of them win prizes for their efforts.

Although Woolaver doesn’t decorate for a chance to be officially recognized, she does enjoy being a part of the community spirit.

“I like the individuality of it and how creative people are and every house is different. There’s lots of community spirit here and when somebody starts, it spreads,” she said.

Heather Robichaud also appreciates the festive spirit of her community. The Coupar Terrace resident says the area is well known for its brightly lit properties at Christmas and “the community works hard to keep it a team” effort.

“It’s nice (people) who get into the spirit are recognized,” Robichaud said as she continued to decorate on Thursday night.

Her front yard is adorned with lights and a snowman and inside, lights and a Christmas neighbourhood scene are taking shape as well.

“We want to blend in and add to the community,” she said.

Brendan Smithson, the village’s recreation director, told the Truro Daily News more than 50 people went on a tour of the village to enjoy the lights earlier this week. Three properties will be chosen as the best lit and will be presented with gift certificates from area businesses next week. The names of the winners will be announced on Tuesday night. For more information on Light Up Bible Hill log onto www.biblehill.ca

In addition, the Truro Daily News welcomes community photos during the holiday season. If you have a picture of a well lit or decorated yard or home you’d like to share with our readers, email it to news@trurodaily.com

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Bible Hill resident has been busy bringing her Saywood Drive property to life this holiday season by taking a unique approach to decorating for Christmas.

“I have a Charlie Brown Christmas theme happening,” she laughed, adding her pooch Sammy was the inspiration for the dog-themed decorations.

Her lawn boasts a Snoopy animated mailbox and Snoopy home, other dog decorations, candy canes, bulbs, lights and beads. The sight is prompting people to pause and look as they drive by.

“People appreciate it and really enjoy it,” Woolaver said, adding every year before she takes down the decorations, she makes a diagram of them so she’ll remember in the future what was done in the past.

“Last year I had a Christmas tree and big bulbs … I change it around every year for the neighbours to have something new to look at.”

It’s that mindset that makes Light Up Bible Hill a success. Every year the community encourages people to decorate and light their yards in bright colours and festive décor to bring the Christmas spirit alive. Many people tour the village to see the homes and properties and some of them win prizes for their efforts.

Although Woolaver doesn’t decorate for a chance to be officially recognized, she does enjoy being a part of the community spirit.

“I like the individuality of it and how creative people are and every house is different. There lots of community spirit here and when somebody starts, it spreads,” she said.

Story developing ...

 

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments