Friday was the day for the NOTL Chamber of Commerce and volunteers to decorate Queen Street, and it was a cold one.
The decorating is always done the week before the Candlelight Stroll, which is this Friday, Dec. 3, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Court House steps — masks are requested. Businesses helped out with the decorating, including Kevin Neufeld, owner of Beau Chapeau and chamber board member, Todd Kane of Budapest Bakeshop, Scott Gauld from the Sunset Grill, Liberina Colaneri from Colaneri Winery and chamber board member, and Dorothy Weins volunteering to help chamber staff.
Eduardo Lafforgue said his HO HO HOs and he carried sacks of canvas to drape around tree bases, climbed a ladder to put up lights, and with Ryan Gosnell, Nicole Cripps, and Petrice Custance decorated the tree at the Cenotaph. Paul MacIntyre of Vintage Hotels, and chair of the chamber board of directors, helped put all the deer up around the town on Thursday, and town staff helped with lighting the arbour in Simcoe Park and placing all the Christmas trees along Queen Street.
The chamber paid for 18 trees along the street, and the large tree at the Cenotaph, and Brenda McArthur and her team did an amazing job on the Court House once again, with the help of Derek Robins, who operated the lift to put wreaths on the Court House windows.