More Lights, More Action!
With the unbridled success of last years Festival of Lights here in Drumheller, next November's festival is on track to becoming bigger, brighter and even more enjoyable then the last.
The town held what Marley Henneigh of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce called, a Community Cafe, on the evening of February 15.
At the community event, councilors, volunteers and the general public met to exchange ideas and brighter thoughts for next November's Festival of Lights.
The Chamber is looking for more volunteers to be on the committee to help plan the festival.
Henneigh said, "We do have open positions available still so, we are welcoming more committee members to come out and join us to come and help with the event. It takes a lot of volunteers to get involved with it (The Festival of Lights)."
Hundreds of locals came out last November for the festival. The activities for all ages of the family included fireworks, live entertainment, carriage rides, a cookie station, photos with Santa and a malevolent visit from Mr. Grinch.
Henneigh comments on some changes for this years festival, "Last year, one of the biggest things we heard was that the festival ran a bit to late. We are going to shorten the time frame and have it end earlier. We are still hoping to end it with a fireworks show and looking at a time slot of 4 to 8 pm," she continued, "We will be working on getting more lights on the tree. That was a common comment. More lights and a star for the tree!"
What makes events like this so successful is the close relationship of families and town members to the town of Drumheller.
Henneigh explains, "It just had a really nice community feel to it. Business were really excited to get on board and help out in any way they could. We had a really great volunteer base to start out with. People just got really excited about the event and what it could be."
If you have ideas for this years Festival of Lights and/or want to be apart of the volunteer team to make the festival bigger and brighter, contact the Chamber of Commerce and speak with Marley Henneigh.