Winter’s night made to order for walkers

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Published on December 16, 2013

Amanda Thurber, left, and her cousin Brooklyn Johnson enjoy a cup of hot chocolate from the sugar shack after walking the trail at the Vintage Farms Walk of Lights.

Published on December 16, 2013

Amy Mullen pours a cup of hot apple cider for Mila Gaudett.

Published on December 16, 2013

Sylvan Deveau pauses near a bamboo torch along the trail Saturday night.

Published on December 16, 2013

Elizabeth Mullen is drawn to a candle in the snow.

Published on December 16, 2013

The Walk of Lights trail opens up into a small clearing where visitors find hot chocolate and apple cider at the sugar shack.

Published on December 16, 2013

Irene and Henry Thibodeau from Meteghan River enjoy the warmth of the bonfire at trail’s end.

Published on December 16, 2013

Leona and Bill Willman of Digby make sure they are dressed warmly for the cold temperatures on the snowy walk.

Published on December 16, 2013

Those unable to walk the trail ride the side-by-side.

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Mikaela Marr of New Tusket and her border collie, Patches, take in the Vintage Farms Walk of Lights.

Published on December 16, 2013

Young Isaac LeRoy is well bundled up to enjoy the walk.

Published on December 16, 2013

Candles nestled in a snow-covered log help light the trail.

Vintage Farms Winter’s Night Walk of Lights aids needy families in community

By Karla Kelly
FOR THE DIGBY COURIER
NovaNewsNow.com

Saturday was an evening made to order for the 7th annual Vintage Farms Winter’s Night Walk of Light.

Organizer Rowena LeRoy said the moonlight and candles on the snow covered trail made for a perfect winter’s evening.

“Mother Nature gave us an evening made to order,” said LeRoy. “It was a perfect night for a winter’s walk of lights.”

The candlelit trail opened up into a small clearing where hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies were served in the old sugar shack. Nearby, a huge bonfire invited walkers to warm up and visit.

“A magical evening, this will become a Christmas tradition for us, this has made our Christmas” and “There aren’t words to describe our evening here, you have to experience it yourself” were a few of the responses received.

Pam Comeau of Weymouth, who plans to make this a yearly event for her family, had high praise for the winter’s walk.

“We had an awesome time,” Comeau said. “It was a very beautiful walk in the woods with all the tea lights everywhere in the snow.”

LeRoy and her parents Jason and Paula Mullen said the old-fashioned event generates a festive spirit while helping others in need.

“This is something fun, outdoors and social for the community to do and all proceeds from the evening go to help needy families in the community,” she said.

Over $1,500 was raised which was double the amount from last year. Participants, volunteers and vendors were thanked for helping make the walk a huge success.

Aline Dedman from Saulnierville won the basket draw.

 

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