KAGAWONG – The annual Christmas in Kagawong celebrations will take place once again this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The (Billings) Economic Development Committee has decided that the Christmas in Kagawong celebrations will take place on Saturday, October 10 during the Thanksgiving weekend, from 10 am to 3 pm,” said Billings councillor Sharon Alkenbrack, a member of the Billings EDO committee. She pointed out the event will take place outside, at the Old Church on the Hill, in Kagawong.
“Our thoughts were that it would be difficult to use the Park Centre as we normally would if there are still the physical distancing and limits on the number of people that can be in the building at one time, in November,” said Ms. Alkenbrack.
She pointed out that with physical distancing policies in place, “we will have 25 vendors on hand, and we will have 25 people at a time to visit the vendors. And of course, everyone will be required to wear a mask.”
“There will be warming centres set up where hot chocolate will be sold,” said Councillor Alkenbrack.
“Christmas in Kagawong will be a little different this year but we hope people will still enjoy it,” said Councillor Alkenbrack. “Instead of cancelling the event the committee decided in this year of changes, we would change our ideas on how this event will take place. We have to give people hope and to try and make things as close to normal as can be.”
“And as for the weather, sometimes our most awesome weather of the year takes place during the Thanksgiving weekend holiday,” added Councillor Alkenbrack.