Next Stop: Christmas

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by Deron Johnston,
Executive Director, KBIA

We have so many people to thank for making Kreepy Kemptville another fun and fright-filled day (despite Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation). Thank you very much to our volunteers, Shelley Mitchell and her team at To Be Continued, MKP Professional Corporation (formerly WGP), JAM Productions, the North Grenville Public Library, Salamanders, and B&H Your Community Grocer. We want to send a special heartfelt thanks to all of the people who donated treats for our treat bags that we gave away. Your generosity may have been the best part of our event!

With Kreepy Kemptville behind us, the Old Town Kemptville BIA and its volunteer Programming and Marketing Committee can now turn its attention to begin planning for the Christmas Season. Yes, we said it, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Hard to believe we’re already here, isn’t it?

Much of our seasonal and regular programming and events have changed over the past two years, courtesy of the pandemic. We’ve had to re-imagine, get creative, and be very flexible in the face of so many restrictions and obstacles. But we feel that we’ve produced some quality programming that has not only benefited our local businesses, but the greater community. We are truly blessed to have some incredible volunteers that make it all look easy!

We’ve already had to make a couple of commitments in order to secure certain activities that are traditional favourites and have been associated with Old Town Christmas for years. For all of you horse-drawn wagon fans, yes, we have booked horse-drawn wagon rides again this year as part of our December 11 event.

We’ve also committed to working with Herb Cloutier of Jamming Around Man Productions again to bring the best in live local music to our Christmas event. We know that Herb is working feverishly to come up with some great local musicians, and maybe even some carolers, as part of the day’s festivities.

There’s still lots more that we’re working on, but it’s still a little early to make any further announcements. We want our Old Town Christmas event to be a memorable one for our member businesses, our partners, our volunteers, and, of course, all of the people who support downtown.

If you ever want to get involved in our events and activities, become a sponsor, make a donation, or just find out more about the craziness that we get up to, you can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing us at [email protected] You can also follow our Facebook page @Old Town Kemptville BIA, which is where the majority of information about what’s going on gets published. We’d love to have you become part of our family and witness for yourself how much fun it can be to make a difference in your community.

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