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2019 Lloydminster Kiwanis Club's Festival of Lights (Lloyd Connect)

Kiwanis Club seeking volunteer help with Festival of Lights

The Lloydminster Kiwanis Club is getting a head start on the holiday season through one of their signature events.

The non-profit is setting up the framework for their annual Festival of Lights, and they are looking for volunteers to help them bring their vision to life.

Last year’s event was enjoyed by the community and received recognition from the organization’s Western Canada district for its success.

With the promise of making this year’s event bigger and better than the last, Lt. Gov. Vera Gallant said the club has started prepping early because of the unpredictable weather.

“We were planning on doing this on Saturday, but the weather isn’t looking very good. So there are five of us working right now, and we don’t know how many volunteers we’ll need.”

The team is comprised of only a few staff making the need for volunteers a focus.

The Kiwanis Club needs assistance transporting their decorations over to Kiwanis Park and setting up their nativity scene along with a few other items.

Gallant said she has been in contact with city officials so they can decorate the large trees in the area.

She is also in discussions with them to see if and how the club can approach dispensing snacks and refreshments during the event.

The Festival of Lights official lighting ceremony takes place on November 29 in Kiwanis Park.

Anyone who would like to lend a hand setting up the Festival of Lights can contact Vera Gallant through their Facebook page or by phone at (780) 871-1298.

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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