A popular seasonal tradition, the Lacombe Rotary Carol Festival is coming up Dec. 12-13 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concerts starting at 7 p.m.
Cash donations will be accepted for Santa’s Anonymous gifts for teens, and food donations will also be accepted for the Lacombe Food Bank.
“The Rotary Club of Lacombe invites everyone to the 66th annual carol festival,” said Club member Ingrid Luymes.
“As the holiday season approaches, the club is thrilled to host the event.
“We also have a great variety of performances. On Dec. 12, we will be having performances from a number of groups from the Lacombe Upper Elementary School led by Bob Epp,” she said.
Other groups set to hit the stage that evening include the Lacombe Lions Community Band, the Singing Strings, and The Cats and the Fiddles led by local music teacher Laurie Maetche.
“If you’d like to watch your child or grandchild perform, this is the night to come,” said Luymes.
“On Dec. 13, the program includes the Flat Iron Jazz Band, the St. Andrew’s United Church Choir, the Parkland Men’s Choir, the Rosedale Valley Strings Prep, and the Parkland Classical Singers,” she said.
“It’s going to be beautiful.
“It’s also a great way for young children to be in front of an audience. They can have a whole new experience, and they get to show all of their hard work to the community.
“Come to one or both nights, and immerse yourself in the carols performed by our talented local musicians and choirs,” she said.
“It’s a fun night, and we also want to stress that it is open to everyone. You don’t need to know a musician to come out. We would love for the whole community to show up and experience the spirit of Christmas!”
For more about the Lacombe Rotary Club, find them on Facebook or visit www.lacomberotary.ca. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.