‘Christmas in the Country’ moves to Formosa

'Christmas in the Country' 2018 (photo supplied by Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation)

Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation has announced a major change in it’s ‘Christmas in the Country’ celebration.

What’s described as “the largest interactive Christmas event in Grey and Bruce counties” is moving to Formosa this December.

Discussions have been ongoing between the Conservation Foundation and a number of groups in Formosa, and they have all agreed to transform the entire hamlet into an old-fashioned Christmas venue.

Each public facility will host its own Christmas activity or attraction.    These areas are heated, providing additional comfort to the thousands of families and visitors who attend.

‘Christmas in the Country’ be held in Formosa on the first weekend in December.

‘Christmas in the Country 2018 (photo supplied by Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation)

Ed Moric, Chair of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation, says “Sulphur Spring Conservation Area was a great venue, but we’ve outgrown that site considerably.   We were having to consider major investments in hydro, etc.    Now, the event will have a new home with plenty of new and exciting prospects.”

Formosa Lions Club President Brian Knox is optimistic. “We are hoping that we can duplicate the efforts made by the Foundation in providing a Christmas event, with plenty of traditional opportunities for families, near and far.”

Joan Borho, Chair of the Formosa CWL, commented that “the members of the Catholic Women’s League are excited to have our beautiful Nativity Scene surrounded by Christmas in the Country.”

Carl Zettel, Past Chair of the Formosa Lions and past Director with the SVCA says “We’re looking forward to getting on with the planning at this point.    We have a lot to do, and the Christmas elves are eager to get to work.”