Thank you to everyone who participated, by making a creation celebrating Canada 150, it was a huge success. There were 60 wonderful entries of varying styles and skills, and once assembled into a town, the moving parts of the train, and animation including the skating rink, hockey players, and snow boarders, brought it to life. It was great to see so many individual entries, as well as those from a local Beaver group, Girl Guides, Scugog First Nation and various schools and businesses.
This village wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful support of our library’s administration and its staff.
We greatly appreciate the financial support that we have received this year from: Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, this allowed us to get more signage and visibility; Vos Independent, for processing the pictures for the visual boards; and Foodland, for supplying gingerbread cookies on our opening day.
Thank you to the Hvidsten family, who are storing all of our accessories associated with the village. The Township of Scugog and BIA were helpful, with regards to approving signage for us, and Landon’s Tree Service was so helpful, putting up the downtown banner from Sue’s Signs.
It takes a community to make this village happen!
Thanks again to Master Engineer Alan Locke and conductor Neil Bradley, who kept the village train on its track, and Brianne Mercer for being our fabulous social media queen and publicist; again, great work!
Our local Press, were wonderful with all of the support, printing our releases in a timely matter in our community newspapers. Thanks also to our patient families, who never mentioned how many dinners were late because of our pre-occupation with everything gingerbread.
We are already thinking ahead and have December 1st marked down as opening day next year. It is never too late to start thinking about what to design, we LOVE the original ideas in gingerbread. This is a community event, made by and for the community, so it’s never too late to start baking!
“The Village People”
Sue Bradley, Tracy Pastic, Kathy Payne-Mercer, Terry Glenn, Carolyn Humphrey, Alana Andrews, Lynda Brownson, Bonnie Solomon, Linda McMillan, Marian Barltrop and Carole Matthews.