These are some other wonderful holiday news items we would like to share with you. In lieu of the annual potluck, we would like to ask we light up all of Belfountain on December 24th. Caledon Mountain Estates have always made a special evening outdoor event. This year, we hope all of Belfountain will be alight with dancing Luminaria. Luminaria has been a Belfountain tradition for decades. Join your neighbours in lighting up the neighbourhood and guiding Santa’s journey. As the sun sets on December 24th, light up the darkness with Luminaria. (see below for information how to get your bags). Belfountain will be sparkling this year with the Christmas tree lighting and Jingle Walk on Dec 11th at 6pm and the Christmas Home Decorating Contest.
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Santa’s mailbox will be inside the Higher Ground Café in Belfountain. Starting December 4 children of all ages may drop off their letters to Santa (don’t forget to include your home address so Santa can write back). Children will also receive a complimentary small Hot Chocolate from Higher Ground.
“Remember when…..” books If you are looking for a unique and informative stocking stuffer, for $10.00 consider the book “Remember when….” Written by Bernice Trimble a long time Belfountain resident and historical author. Lots of interesting facts and old photographs of Belfountain. This is a fundraiser for the BCO. Books are available in the Higher Ground Café or please contact the email@example.com for more information and pick-up.
Belfountain Historical Poster Also available for $20.00, Nicola Ross, local journalist and Belfountain resident has designed a delightful poster with extensive research into the historical homes of the hamlet. To request and pick up (contact less), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luminaria bags The BCO has ordered slightly bigger Luminaria bags this year. This should help keep them from scorching if it’s windy. A couple of proven tricks can make a difference and you will be able to save many of the bags for next year as well.
$4.00 for a bundle of 20. Contact the email@example.com for information and orders.
Try the following for a safe display and easy clean-up:
- double fold the top of the bag down a couple of inches to make a collar which will help stabilize the bag and prevent scorching
- try “stubby” votive candles (Watson brand at the Dollar Store works well), instead of tea lights. They are 1 1/2″ and last about 8 hours
- an aluminum tartlet shell, placed in a pint size mason jar, then into the bag, works beautifully
Bonus: a safe and easy clean-up with no cat litter to deal with.