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Lost Villages hosts Christmas Advent

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By Shawna O'Neill
Lost Villages hosts Christmas Advent
A photo during the Advent Service on Sunday, Dec. 8. Photo from Lost Villages Museum Facebook page.

LONG SAULT, Ontario – Holy, Christmas tunes filled the Sandtown Advent Christian Church at the Lost Villages Museum on Sunday, Dec. 8 during the highly anticipated Christmas Advent Service.

According to President of the Lost Villages Historical Society, Jim Brownell, over 70 neighbours and friends were in attendance, getting into the holiday spirit.

“It went very very well; it was a packed house,” said Brownell, who noted that tunes were provided by Marie Cameron, Ed O’Brien and the former St. Pius X choir. “We sang the old favourites, as well as some modern contemporary songs, all while there was a beautiful wood fire burning in a century-old cast iron fireplace. The atmosphere was beautiful.”

Brownell said that seating tickets were given during the free event, however many attendees dropped by unexpectedly having stumbled upon the service during a quaint walk through Ault Park, and opted to stand.

“Following the service, hot apple cider and treats were served in the Forbes Reading Room. Thanks to everyone who helped out for this great event,” read a statement on The Lost Villages Museum Facebook page.

A video of some tunes was also captured during the event and can be seen here.

I was hard not to get into the spirit of Christmas after attending this event according to Brownell.

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