/Minden lights up for Christmas Nov. 18 
Volunteers helped make Minden merry for the Christmas season as they decorated the downtown on Nov. 14. From left are Mary McCrae (seated) Cheryl Bathe Rozanne Hynard Gord Graham Sinclair Russell Peter Hynard Irene Alexander and Alain LaFleur. A light-up event will take place at the Village Green beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 18.

Minden lights up for Christmas Nov. 18 

Minden will light up for the holiday season in what promises to be a spectacular display the evening of Friday Nov. 18.

Beginning at 6 p.m residents are invited to gather at the Village Green in Minden’s downtown where there will be popcorn hot chocolate and music courtesy of guitarist Stan Russell and some musical accomplices.

There will also be a carol-singing with choir members from St. Paul’s Anglican Church.

“And Santa will be around” says organizer Sinclair Russell. At 7 p.m. a festive light display will come to life.

“I thought we’ll just light up the street . . . light up the whole town instead of just one tree” Russell says.

The Minden Kin Club he says is the event’s premier sponsor helping to purchase many of the lights which Russell points out are low-voltage.

“They hardly take any power” he says. “It’s going to be very pretty.”

Some of Minden’s merchants will keep their doors open until 8 p.m. that evening.