Christmas Re-Imagined in Mississippi Mills started off with a great weekend! Santa spent the whole weekend in Mississippi Mills, accompanied by the Mississippi Mills Fire Department on five different routes throughout the municipality. 

Thank you to everyone who made donations to the Lanark County Food Bank while coming out to see Santa.  I can confirm that total donations collected from residents this weekend are 4004 pounds of food and $3255 in cash donations!  I’d also like to thank residents for doing their part by observing physical distancing and wearing masks where needed.

A big thanks to Paul Laforce for supplying the sound equipment and for playing DJ all weekend.  It wouldn’t have been the same without the great tunes on the ladder truck.

Thank you to the Almonte Civitan Club for supplying Santa’s sleigh and a BIG thanks to Santa himself for spending the whole weekend with us!  Finally, thank you to Tiffany MacLaren, Community Economic & Cultural Coordinator, Fire Chief Brown and the entire Mississippi Mills Fire Department for making it all happen and bringing some Christmas magic to our community.

The “Grand Opening” of the local Christmas season certainly looked different from years past, but I think everyone who participated felt the joy and community connection we look forward to during the holidays.  And this is just the beginning!   I encourage residents to explore the other ways we are celebrating the holidays together as we Re-imagine Christmas in 2020!  All the details are on our website or give us a call at 613-256-2064 to get involved.

Christa Lowry
Mayor of Mississippi Mills