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Santa's Coming ! The Eastend and District Chamber of Commerce contacted the North Pole and booked the red velvet wonder himself for this Saturday, December 5th. Santa will visit the Wolf Willow Health Centre at 3pm, then make his way to the town square at 4pm. Everyone is invited to drive by and give a friendly wave to Santa. And kids, if you want to just tell Santa what you want he understands if you do it at a little bit of a distance. The Chamber Catalogue is coming This Friday, the Chamber Merchant Directory will be going out in the mail. The Catalogue was originally slated to print on December 1st, but requests for some late additions means we pushed it back to this Friday. If you have haven't sent your request you still have until tomorrow to be included in the Catalogue. Let's join the Kinettes "Twinkle Tour" Maybe you're not the usual "joiner", maybe you couldn't be bothered in the past to decorate your yard or don't know where your lights even are? If that sounds like you, then I have a proposition. What if we stopped letting those reasons stop us just for this one year? I can't lie, this year has been a bit of a letdown for many people. So how about we light this town up like it's never been seen and let's outshine any gloom the you-know-what virus has brought? It's ok to be cynical and think one person can't make a difference, but why not join in a small way anyway and be part of something larger than one person? We know the Eastend Kinettes are running a competition for any person or business to enter (with cash prizes). I think that's great, as money raised from that goes toward the Memorial Hall which we know needs money. I get that not everyone would go as far as paying to enter a competition, in our ecosystem of house owners and businesses there are plenty who will pay to enter and there is plenty of room for both types to co-exist. Businesses, I'm pretty sure you can write some of those decoration costs off on your taxes if you want even more incentive. And to anyone who wants to participate, it could take as little as placing a string of twinkling lights in your windows. I think everyone should partake in whatever big or small way they can in order to lighten the mood. Even if you just put one light in your living room window or if you are a "keener" who wants to rise to the challenge and turn your house and yard into a light show to rival rock concerts, everyone's contribution is equally welcomed and will make our town greater. To join the formal competition contact Angie Jones at 295-8001 if you are interested in entering. Let's all light up our own little corner of the Southwest for this season, let's take back our right to have fun and create some joy! . . . . . .