Hundreds attend annual children's Christmas Party in south end

Fred Hatfield
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Several hundred youngsters turned out for the annual Bob Reid Memorial Children's Christmas Party in the town's south end on Monday night.

The annual Bob Reid Memorial Children's Christmas Party was held at the youth centre building on Queen Street.

The party is  a tradition in the town's south end. The St. George Fire Company started the party many decades ago. (Nobody seems to know exactly when it started.) The fire company's station was near the south end playground where the party was originally held. In recent years it has moved to the former youth centre building where firefighters and former firefighters have kept it going. They prepare around 300 bags of treats for the children and Cook's Dairy donates chocolate milk for all those who attend. A highlight is, of course, the visit from Santa Claus who arrives aboard a fire truck and meets and greets all the youngsters as he hands them treats and his "elves" pass out the chocolate milk. Fred Hatfield photos

Organizations: Christmas Party

Geographic location: Queen Street

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