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8 | THE ALDERGROVE STAR | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014

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‘Olde tyme’ Christmas event at museum Aldergrove Star

Guests can listen to storytelling Long ago, Christmas in the village with Mrs. Claus, decorate cookies, of Fort Langley was the most magical and even visit with Old Saint Nick himself. Two sessions are being time of the year. The season was celebrated by all offered, one beginning at 10 a.m. of the community’s pioneer families. and running to noon and the second People who had moved there from beginning at 1:30 p.m. and running faraway places joined others who had to 3:30 p.m. On the day of the Pioneer arrived earlier. All shared in a variety of traditions that, when blended Christmas event, children will be together, created a unique festive greeted by a banker and a railway ticket agent at the front door. The spirit for the season. The Community Hall and homes banker will give each child a penny were decked in boughs of fir and allowance, while the ticket agent will cedar tied together with ribbons fash- hand them their time travel pass, providing access to the many ioned from scraps of red stations they can visit or tartan cloth. Children while at the museum. were filled with wonder The journey to meet at the sight of freshly cut Santa will be filled with Christmas trees and decomany fun activities along rations, the smell of ginthe way. The penny will gerbread cookies baking, come in handy when they the stories being told, and visit the museum’s genthe warmth of the yule log eral store, where they can burning in the fireplace. hand the store clerk the Songs were sung and shiny coin for a piece of presents for parents, brothers, and sisters were Langley Fundamental penny candy or another all crafted in anticipation Elementary School’s delicious treat. 12 days of Christmas Other stations and of Christmas morning. Tree activities include a With those visions in ‘Letters to Santa’ stamind, Langley Centennial Museum is recreating the spirit of an olden days tion where children can write letters Christmas with its annual Pioneer to post at the general store and post Christmas event. The program, office, play with vintage toys, and which will be offered to families on enjoy a visit to Grandma’s kitchen Saturday, Dec. 6, harkens back to where she will talk about how prepardays gone by through pioneer crafts, ing for Christmas was different from visits to a country store, fresh cut and today. Visitors can also make greeting hand decorated Christmas trees, and cards and Christmas garland at the carolling.

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Museum Volunteers Vanessa and Hailey Spearn stand behind the counter of the Museum’s Country Store display ready to hand out candy and oranges to children in exchange for penny allowance at last year’s pioneer Christmas event. Christmas crafts corner and sing along in the gallery. When the children have had their tickets punched at each of the stations they can finally visit Santa. Santa will be giving each child who has gone on this journey a special elf-made gift and photographers will be there to capture that moment. All this is being offered for the old-fashion price of $10 per family of four and a $2 donation for each addi-

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tional child or adult. Grandmas and Grandpas are welcome to attend too. Preregistration is required by calling the museum at 604-532-3536 or online at https://recexpress.tol. ca/Activities/ActivitiesDetails. asp?aid=798 This year, the Museum’s Pioneer Christmas will be complemented by two special exhibitions: 100 Years of Games, Toys and Sports in Canada, an exhibit from the Royal Ontario

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Thank you to all Thank you for all your support in the last election but most of all I want to thank you for the privilege of serving this great community for the past six years. I know the next council will do what it takes to continue to make Langley Township the most desirable community to live in the Fraser Valley. Thank you again to all the people I have come to know and work with, and especially the residents of Langley Township. I also want to thank the management, employees, and protective services for their co-operation and dedicated service to the Township of Langley. It was a pleasure to work with you.

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