What a great response we had for our 23rd Animated Bakersville Gingerbread Display at the library during the Holiday Season! Thank you to everyone who participated by making a creation; we had 80 wonderful entries of varying styles and skills making it the best village to date. We had thousands of visitors from all over the province and other countries, who had nothing but praise and admiration for this incredible community effort. Our local Press, such as The Standard Newspaper, who were wonderful with all of the support, printing our releases in a timely manner and as well, CHEX/Global TV’s interview and exposure of the village, put us into everyone’s living room. 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 in the past from Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation; this allowed us to get our banner from Sue’s Signs and have Landon from Landon’s Tree service install it, braving the harsh elements. Local grocery stores pitched in as Vos Independent took care of the processing of the pictures for the visual boards and Food Basics supplied gingerbread cookies for our opening day. Thank you again to the Hvidsten family who have continued to give us space within the Scugog Focus building for ongoing storage of our accessories associated with the village. The Township of Scugog and BIA were helpful with regards to approving signage for us, and Jake Lusted pitched in this year displaying our signs on the Rotary Train during the parade. It takes a community to make this village happen and we are very grateful to everyone!
Thanks again to Master Train 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! Thanks also to our patient families who never mentioned how many dinners were late because of our pre-occupation with everything gingerbread.
“The Village People”
and Janis King
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