There were no activities at the Maidstone Drop In Centre in December, but the Christmas lights, on a timer, were lit up every evening.
The Christmas early bird sale prize at Maidstone Pharmacy was won by Dorothy Schwartz ($75 gift card), Joyce Grosenick ($50) and Keith Paton ($25).
Communities in Bloom volunteers have decorated Memorial Park and the lamp standards to beautify downtown Maidstone. A lighted tree located in front of the arena comes on every evening.
The residential lighting contest, sponsored and organized by the Maidstone Chamber of Commerce, was won by Chris and Connie Wilterhalt who won $250. The business decorating contest was won by Maidstone Pharmacy. Staff will be treated to a dinner out.
The Town of Maidstone sponsored a colouring contest for different age groups. Gift card prizes were supplied by the Town. Winners were (in order of first, second third) : PreK to Grade 3 - Lexa Weston, Lexie Andruik, Logan Hoffman; Grades 4-6 - Bella Young, Addison Young, Kale Makin; above Grade 6 - Brielle Weston, Anastasia Otteson and Preema Nathan.
Christmas 2020 will be remembered by some as being different; some with good memories, some with disappointment. It was most difficult for seniors living in facilities under lockdown. On the upside, the weatherman has smiled on us all of November, December and half of January. Look ahead to the light at the end of the tunnel.