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Brookfield celebrates Christmas with home tours, community events


BROOKFIELD – For Edna Graham, Christmas is all about family and community.

Some of her fondest memories of the holidays are visiting loved ones as a youngster. Therefore, it’s not a surprise she is participating in Brookfield’s annual home tours, in which she will open her home to the community on Nov. 28 and 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. for people to see her finely decorated house.

“It’s nice to show it off. Christmas is about family and community,” Graham said. “It’s nice for people to show off their decorations and collectibles and I hope (people will say) they’ve enjoyed it. It might give them some ideas and get into the Christmas spirit.”

Some of the special decorations people will see at the Graham house – which is at 298 Carter Rd. - include trees, unique nutcracker figurines, a Christmas village display and handmade quilts.

A second home tour will be available as well. Anna MacDonell will showcase her Christmas spirit at 529 Cottage Lane.

Donna Matheson, one of the event co-ordinators, said this is the 19th year for the community’s holiday tours. And although there are only two homes opened to visitors this year compared to up to a half dozen in past years, they are sure to get people in the Christmas mood. There are also tours at the train station – which will have a North Pole theme - and the Don Henderson Sportsplex’s seniors room. In addition, the annual Forest Glen Greenhouse tour will return and transportation to any or all of the tours is available from the Knox United Church. The greenhouse tours are scheduled for both days between 2 and 4:30 p.m.

The weekend’s festivities will also feature a craft fair at Knox United Church and lunch after the community tours, a  supper at Knox United from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. both nights for $5 or $8. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by calling Russ at 902-673-3448.

Other highlights include the festival of trees and socks that will be on display at Knox United. Decorated trees and stuffed stockings – from businesses and organizations - will be on display before the stockings are given to the Christmas Index Program.

Brookfield’s holiday events “are a good way to start the Christmas season,” said Matheson.

“It’s a tradition in Brookfield and involves so many people,” she said, adding in previous years there have been upwards of 300 people enjoy the festivities.

To participate in all the festivities, get a ticket for $10, at MacQuarries Pharmasave in Truro or Brookfield.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

Some of her fondest memories of the holidays are visiting loved ones as a youngster. Therefore, it’s not a surprise she is participating in Brookfield’s annual home tours, in which she will open her home to the community on Nov. 28 and 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. for people to see her finely decorated house.

“It’s nice to show it off. Christmas is about family and community,” Graham said. “It’s nice for people to show off their decorations and collectibles and I hope (people will say) they’ve enjoyed it. It might give them some ideas and get into the Christmas spirit.”

Some of the special decorations people will see at the Graham house – which is at 298 Carter Rd. - include trees, unique nutcracker figurines, a Christmas village display and handmade quilts.

A second home tour will be available as well. Anna MacDonell will showcase her Christmas spirit at 529 Cottage Lane.

Donna Matheson, one of the event co-ordinators, said this is the 19th year for the community’s holiday tours. And although there are only two homes opened to visitors this year compared to up to a half dozen in past years, they are sure to get people in the Christmas mood. There are also tours at the train station – which will have a North Pole theme - and the Don Henderson Sportsplex’s seniors room. In addition, the annual Forest Glen Greenhouse tour will return and transportation to any or all of the tours is available from the Knox United Church. The greenhouse tours are scheduled for both days between 2 and 4:30 p.m.

The weekend’s festivities will also feature a craft fair at Knox United Church and lunch after the community tours, a  supper at Knox United from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. both nights for $5 or $8. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by calling Russ at 902-673-3448.

Other highlights include the festival of trees and socks that will be on display at Knox United. Decorated trees and stuffed stockings – from businesses and organizations - will be on display before the stockings are given to the Christmas Index Program.

Brookfield’s holiday events “are a good way to start the Christmas season,” said Matheson.

“It’s a tradition in Brookfield and involves so many people,” she said, adding in previous years there have been upwards of 300 people enjoy the festivities.

To participate in all the festivities, get a ticket for $10, at MacQuarries Pharmasave in Truro or Brookfield.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

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