At a time when we can all use a little brightness in our lives, it is so heartwarming and uplifting to see our community come together.
This week’s Dec. 24th edition of the Optimist, our annual Christmas edition, we present a number of stories that speak to the giving spirit of our community.
Whether it is the donations of lights and decorations that have allowed KinVillage staff to create a winter wonderland for their senior residents, to Ocean Trailer’s donation to the Delta Community Living Society, the many schools who have created Christmas cards and Christmas hampers for our seniors, the donations to Deltassist and the food bank or a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus to South Delta neighbourhoods, the community has stepped up big time – all under the backdrop of a global pandemic no less – to ensure that everyone has something to look forward to this Christmas.
It’s heartwarming to see.
A few weeks ago when the Optimist put out a call for your Christmas light displays and your Christmas stories, you also came through.
Last week we presented our annual Christmas lights tour and to stay I was impressed would be an understatement. Along with reporter Mark Booth, we took to our ‘sleigh’ and covered South Delta last Monday checking out all the lights and taking photos.
It was an amazing evening. Such creativity and thought behind many of the displays. Clark Griswold would be very proud South Delta!
And to everyone who shared a Christmas story, memory, poem, photo or a funny holiday slice of life – thank you for sharing. Your memories helped to make our Christmas greeting section in today’s paper a community affair this year. We hope when you read the submissions it will warm your heart and you will all feel that connection of community.
From all of us here at the Optimist, we wish you all the joy and blessings of the holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone.