PHOTOS: Harrison warms up to Christmas

Line dancing led by Belinda Melanson-Arsenault had some event-goers on their feet. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Wine and cheese was a delight for all who attended. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
The Christmas spirit was in the air when the Lions thanked both communities for their contributions. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Brave line dancers took to the stage to hone their new skill. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

The Agassiz Harrison Lions Club estimates that over 170 people filled the Memorial Hall Saturday night for the club’s annual Warm Up to Christmas event.

The wine and cheese evening is the club’s way of thanking Agassiz Harrison for contributions made over the year at its many events. In 2018, the club fundraised for 4H trophies, Mother’s Day carnations, student bursaries, concerts in Pioneer Park and for a family in need of a service dog.

Read More: Community efforts raise money for service dog to help Agassiz boy stay calm, happy

Hall-goers enjoyed a festive atmosphere full of beverages, laughs and even a little line dancing with help from the Fraser Fishing Lodge’s Belinda Melanson-Arsenault.

Raffles, 50/50 draws and silent auctions helped many go home with more than just the Christmas spirit.

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