A brightly lit Christmas tree has returned to the playground in south end Yarmouth.
During a ceremony on Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, Councillor Dan MacIsaac and Dianna Adams (who spearheaded the effort to bring the tree back to the playground) threw the switch to light up the Christmas tree and several playground trees which were decorated in the same fashion as those at Frost Park.
Mayor Pam Mood acknowledged the efforts of local community volunteers and town employees in organizing the evening.
Councillor MacIssac reminesced about the days when he and his siblings were among numerous youngsters who would gather at the playground for treats from Santa. Santa used to come from the St. George fire station, which was adjacent to the playground. In keeping with that tradition, one of the town's fire trucks was parked near where the fire station used to be to mark the occasion. Santa Claus was in attendance handing out candy canes.