Stringing lights on the town Christmas tree are Keepy Johel (l) and Kim Hartshorn (r) — town employees — and in the bucket of hoist is Mike Hedley from Davey Tree Service.

Stringing lights on the town Christmas tree are Keepy Johel (l) and Kim Hartshorn (r) — town employees — and in the bucket of hoist is Mike Hedley from Davey Tree Service.

All dressed up for the holiday season

The holidays are upon us and December Madness is aiming to kick Lake Cowichan’s Christmas spirit into full gear on Friday, Dec. 7.

Stringing lights on the town Christmas tree are Keepy Johel and Kim Hartshorn (r) — town employees — and in the bucket of hoist is Mike Hedley from Davey Tree Service. The holidays are upon us and December Madness is aiming to kick Lake Cowichan’s Christmas spirit into full gear on Friday, Dec. 7.

The annual community tradition will officially get fired up at 7:30 p.m. precisely when mayor Ross Forrest lights up the main Christmas tree at the Visitor Information Centre. Local businesses are participating in the annual Chamber of Commerce initiative.

Leading up to the commencement of December Madness, decorating the town, are the volunteer elves on the seasonal decorating committee. They will be out and about in the next couple of weeks hanging lights and they could use your help. If you can volunteer, for even just one hour, on the weekend of Nov. 24 and 25 it would be appreciated.

Do you have any LED  lights you are not using and would like to donate? Please drop them off with the volunteers that weekend or at the Town of Lake Cowichan’s office, Public Works’ office, Info Centre or contact Jayne Ingram at 250-710-6452.

If not for the tireless contributions of Lake Cowichan’s volunteer troops, accomplishing such an ample amount of decorating would surely be impossible.