K+S Windsor Salt employees enjoy contributing to community Tree Fest activities and decorating a “Salt Tree”. Pugwash Tree Fest brings together children, teens, seniors, businesses, and community organizations to enjoy the Christmas spirit. Submitted photo

Because Communities in Bloom, Pugwash, wants to light up the dark nights of December and help create joy, seasonal decorations will appear in the village.

They are lighting up the cenotaph, putting Christmas trees on the Eaton Park stage, hanging beautiful wreaths along the sides of the bridge, filling the planters with greenery and berries, and the permanently lit PEACE sign on the old train station will twinkle every night. The village will be a place to behold when the sun goes down.

But they also have thought of you trying to create the warm festive feel at home. Have you ever had a meltdown just contemplating decorating your Christmas tree because you wanted to do something new and innovative?

To find inspiration, not just in a magazine or online, come to the Pugwash District High School on Dec. 2, from noon to 2 p.m., for TREEFEST II.

Pugwash’s Communities in Bloom has once again invited many community groups to decorate a theme-based tree and have it judged by YOU when you come to see them. A little elf hinted that Mike Cunningham, of Cunningham Construction, is creating a tree with motorcycles this year! What a sight that will be. To intensify the atmosphere and conjure up the magic of Christmas, of the season of light and hope, there will be music and refreshments to woo you. We hope that you will pause and vote for the tree that captured your heart while munching a treat, and feeling the joy of the season.

Come and bring your family and friends for ’tis the season to be merry and a tree is just a tree until we adorn it for all to adore. Your gift of a non-perishable food item for the food bank would be so in keeping with the spirit of this day and the season and we thank you in advance.

All are welcome to attend the free event.