Christmas spirit

Lakes District News mascot ‘Newsy’ proved to be a very popular addition to the 2011 Christmas parade and Christmas Light Up.

Lakes District News Mascot 'Newsy'

Lakes District News mascot ‘Newsy’ proved to be a very popular addition to the 2011 Christmas parade and Christmas Light Up held last Friday evening.

Crowds of locals lined the streets for the parade, which was well organized by Sandy Dore manager of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union Lakes District branch and Laura Blackwell, publisher of the Lakes District News.

Locals then gathered across from Pioneer Park for a free cup of warm hot chocolate and hot dogs which were donated by Hampton Affiliates. Christmas carols were sung by the Lakes District Community Choir. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special stop in Burns Lake for the event. For more photos go to www.ldnews.net. Also check out Lakes District News on Facebook.