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Editorial: Show us your light display

Tis the season and I hope to see your submissions soon!
2021 Candy Cane Lane
A visit from Grinch is among the many spectacular displays on Candy Cane Lane (55A Street) in Ladner.

In last week’s (Nov. 30) edition of the Optimist, community columnist Brad Sherwin talked about his Christmas light display – or lack thereof according to his neighbours who were in the Christmas spirit a lot earlier than Mr. Sherwin.

But at least Brad responded, and I give him credit for that.

I, however, can’t say the same for many of our residents out there who in year’s past have dazzled us with their light displays and festival spirit of the holiday season.

I have been asking for residents to submit information on their displays for weeks now. So far, my list is far from a list. I have a total of three submissions.

So, hence why I’m making this last-minute plea to our community to ensure that the Optimist holiday Christmas light display tradition does not fizzle out.

Submitting is easy.

All you need to do is send in your name, address, a little bit about your display (the inspiration behind it, how long it took you to put the display up, how many lights – whatever details you like) and of course a high-resolution photo or photos of your display.

Send all that information via email: ijacques@delta-optimist.com and you are all set to be a part of our list that we hope to publish in the Dec. 14th edition. Although, we may extend things a week to allow for a bit more time.

And if you are looking for some inspiration, why not head down to Tsawwassen Springs and stroll through their Festival of Lights, or head over to the Southlands and see their wonderful Christmas display.

The Ladner Rotary Club elves have also been busy and have decorated the Delta Hospital as well.

Tis the season and I hope to see your submissions soon!