REPORTING · 9th December 2015
The 2nd Annual Light Up Kitimat took place on November 29th. The Courthouse Parking lot was packed with parents and their children who were out to have a good time at a fun, free event.
“We had more displays this year than last year,” said Trish Parsons. “Everybody is contributing working with different business and stuff to build on the event.”
The turnout was good, despite the cold weather. There were a number of activities to take part in. Music filled the air courtesy of a number of choirs. There were plenty of goodies, hot drinks and Hot Dogs going around.
Parsons expressed plenty of businesses were lit up and the newly planted tree in the future site of the proposed plaza was also lit as well. They are working to get lights on the Fire Department tree.
It was not all good though. Due to a miscommunication, a lot of garbage was placed next to the wrong dumpster. The Light up Kitimat Committee has apologized to the owner, North West Community College and will be taking steps at next year’s event to ensure this does not happen again.
“It is unfortunate that this happened – and has taken away from the many positive aspects of the event,” said Parsons.
Parsons thanked all the people who helped out. “We had lots of volunteers, it worked out really good. When you have that many people helping out with the event, it’s not so much like work, it’s everybody who’s working at the event, they get to enjoy it as well,” said Parsons.