October 25th, 2020

City hall Christmas tree illuminates the spirit of giving over holidays

By Kalinowski, Tim on November 19, 2019.

Mayor Chris Spearman was on hand Monday at city hall for the annual tree-lighting ceremony, as well as to encourage residents to donate gifts and non-perishable food items as part of the Christmas Hope Campaign. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald


The City lit the ceremonial Christmas tree in the city hall foyer on Monday to kick off the holiday season, and Mayor Chris Spearman hoped the event would also light up people’s hearts to share the spirit of Christmas with those in need in the community.

“We have to reach out to others and have that spirit of giving,” said Spearman, illustrating the good work of the Christmas Hope campaign. “That is what Christmas is about. We encourage those who can to give and support those in our community who need that support.”

Spearman turned on the Christmas tree on behalf of the City, which also released its the list of upcoming holiday concerts in the city hall foyer. Starting Dec. 5, there will be various local school groups and organizations holding nearly daily concerts at city hall to help bring Christmas cheer to anyone wishing to drop by.

Spearman invited the public to come by to view the decorations, listen to a concert, and bring a gift of toys or food to support the Christmas Hope campaign.

“I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas,” concluded Spearman, “and I hope they get to spend wonderful times with their families and friends. And that Christmas this year will be a time of celebration.”

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