Long Sault Christmas Wagon ride supports rural schools

John MacGillis, Special to TC Media
Long Sault Christmas Wagon ride supports rural schools
A wagon full of community members of every age leaving the park drop-off and pick-up stop at the Long Sault wagon ride tour on Saturday

LONG SAULT, Ontario – The Long Sault community hosted a night of Christmas wagon rides on Dec. 17th to gear up for the holiday season.

This event is hosted annually by a group of Long Sault residence called the “Sault Crew”, a group of people from the community that put-on events such as the wagon ride and many others through out the year. For no cost, families could go on to the wagon and be driven around the community to see all the lights and decorations for Christmas.

Also, Long Sault is having a vote on best decorated house, which is chosen by the people that attended the event. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize and the runner-up will receive a $50 cash prize.

The Sault Crew not only does these events to get the community in to the holiday spirit, they also do events to support people in the area. Adam Beehler, one of the organizers said, “We do things in the community to help people in need, like donate to Hospice or Baldwin House. Right now it is Save South Stormont Schools”. Anyone who participated could donate to an effort to keep the schools of South Stormont open, against the plan of the school board.

In coming years, The Sault Crew plans on purchasing another wagon in order to keep up with the growing attendance of the event.

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