January 18th, 2021

Let’s light up the holiday season

By Letter to the Editor on December 18, 2020.

By this late point in 2020, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are all sick and tired of COVID talk, Trump talk, not to mention dark and lonely nights of boredom.
Living in a fairly small condo on the edge of Lethbridge’s west side, I can certainly attest to feeling a little down lately and more depressed than usual. This is especially true if you drive around the city at night. Everything is so dark and quiet, the streets seemingly empty – and that’s happening before 5 p.m. right now!
This letter is a simple plea to all Lethbridge residents to please, if you have not done so already, dig around in your closets and basements – break out your old Christmas lights, and string them up around your eaves, your windows and your doorways or patio balconies. Your lights don’t need to be fancy or expensive, they don’t need to flicker and flash or be accompanied by music. Even those old strings where half the bulbs don’t work are better than nothing.
Just because 2020 has been one of the most trying, exhausting years in recent memory does not mean we can’t all share a little light with one another this holiday season. We might all have to bunker down and hide from our own friends and family, but we can still show our neighbours and fellow citizens that there’s a little life left in this city!
Thank you.
Chris Hibbard

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