To the editor:
The Mt. Washington Valley Community Celebrations Committee in cooperation with the town of Conway, Parks and Recreation Department; Jordon Hewson, Laura Denis, Coleman’s Rentals, White Mountain Moose Lodge No. 2705, Consolidated Electric Distributors, The Christmas Loft and the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce have shared the task of decorating Schouler Park and the Conway Village Information Booth for the holidays.
Business owners have donated or discounted the lighting components, provided equipment to reach the tops of the trees and the chamber has provided the greenery.
Members of the White Mountain Moose Lodge No. 2705 provided the labor for lighting the Conway Information Booth while the men from the town of Conway Parks and Recreation made sure the lights were placed on the big tree in Schouler Park and those lining the White Mountain Highway side of the park.
Earlier this summer, J&C Tree Service trimmed the big spruce in the northwest corner of the park. He will return next summer to finish the shaping.
The design plan is the creation of Designed Gardens Flower Studios designer and owner Jordon Hewson and her sister, Laura Denis, owner of Frontside Grind. These spry young ladies also provided the women power to decorate the Schouler sign and the light posts to compliment the lighting.
This year, due to a lack of volunteers, the group is unable to provide the traditional tree lightings at the park and the information center.
However, the Grinchmas On Ice skating show is being presented by the MWV Skating Club at the Ham Arena at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 7, with free public skating to follow, and there will be New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Schouler Park at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31.
These community events are made possible by the town of Conway and financial support from Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association, Eastern Slope Inn, Zeb’s, Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway Country Club, Muddy Moose Restaurant, The Conway Daily Sun and numerous other businesses. The Community Celebrations Committee thanks them for their support and is especially appreciative of the volunteer labor that made the display possible.
Janice Crawford, executive director
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce