The tree is officially lit for the holidays. Chair of the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation Board, Alyssa Stack, welcomed a good crowd of mostly first-timers to the official tree lighting outside the Arnprior and District Hospital Thursday.
Foundation board members were on hand with their popcorn wagon and the oof the Town’s Tim Horton locations, the McCloskey family provided coffee, hot chocloate and Timbits. The Jolly Old Elf, who arrived in an Arnprior Fire Department Emergency Response Vehicle, was a hit with the kids, bearing candy canes for all the good boys and girls. The tree lighting took place right next door to the Hospital at the McLachlin House. Following the ceremony, corporate tree sponsors gathered for staff photos in front of their specific trees which remain on display throughout the Christmas season.