The Greenfield and District firefighters are inviting the group to hitch them this vacation season as they mild up their nook of the world.
As in earlier years, the 38-member division will mild a big group tree in Veteran’s Memorial Park, situated on the village crossroads in Queens County. This yr, they will even promote smaller bushes to people, households, companies and group organizations, who will embellish them and place them with group tree on the crossroads.
The division plans to mild all of the bushes on Nov. 29 throughout a Christmas celebration, together with refreshments equivalent to sizzling canine and sizzling chocolate, a bonfire and Christmas music. Santa Claus can be scheduled to make an look.
Fireplace Chief Moyal Conrad mentioned throughout a latest interview the purpose is to spice up the morale of the group throughout a difficult yr because the group struggles with well being restrictions and financial uncertainty introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The fireplace division is the spine of each group in rural Nova Scotia. Greenfield has a variety of seniors who’re nonetheless frightened of COVID 19 and do not wish to come out,” Conrad mentioned. “If we are able to brighten up the nook, they will drive down and sit there and have a look at the Christmas lights. We wish to make the vacations extra fulfilling for everybody, particularly our seniors. We’re simply making an attempt to get everybody outdoors, mild up the world and assist everybody calm down.”
Lt. Krista Crouse mentioned many seniors are feeling remoted through the pandemic.
“Hopefully, this might be uplifting and can convey pleasure at Christmas to seniors whose relations might not be capable of come dwelling for Christmas due to the uncertainty round COVID,” she mentioned.
The occasion can be meant to convey Christmas cheer to different members of the group. The revenue from the sale of the bushes might be given to the native meals financial institution operated by the Greenfield United Baptist Church. There will even be a dropbox for meals donations, which might be given to the meals financial institution.
Crouse mentioned some bushes have already been offered. However she is hoping many extra might be positioned on the crossroads for the tree lighting ceremony.
“I’m hoping for 10 or 15 bushes to truly spruce up the nook and provides hope to those that might have misplaced hope,” Crouse mentioned.
Rev. Janet Baker, the pastor of the Greenfield United Baptist Church, mentioned the church plans to buy and embellish one of many bushes.
She mentioned the occasion displays properly on the group of Greenfield.
“It’s a good indication of what occurs in Greenfield as a group. They’re all the time looking for each other. This reinforces the concept of group well being and wellness. And, for that, I want to thank the Greenfield Fireplace Division,” Baker mentioned.
For extra data, contact Chief Moyal Conrad at 902 685 2376 or Lt. Krista Crouse at 902-212-1008. Electronic mail will be directed to [email protected].