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“Christmas in the Country” to be Held at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Trade show will support over 20 local vendors
“Christmas in the Country” will be held in conjunction with the annual Friends of the Bar U Children’s Christmas Party at the National Historic Site.  (Parks Canada Photo)
“Christmas in the Country” will be held in conjunction with the annual Friends of the Bar U Children’s Christmas Party at the National Historic Site. (Parks Canada Photo)

Pekisko, Alberta – Christmas in the Country” is a trade show designed to feature some of the work of the many talented artisans that call southern Alberta home. Show organizer Cait Bascom said the idea was to come up with a venue that worked for vendors in these challenging economic times. “We’ve had great support from not only the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site but their volunteer organization, the Friends of the Bar U as well”, said Bascom, “the Bar U hasn’t charged for the venue and the “Friends” haven’t charged us anything for the event.”

Christmas in the Country” runs from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon on Sunday, December 4th in the Visitor Center at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site just 15 minutes south of Longview on Highway 22. The show will include artwork, saddlery, food, weaving, children’s tattoos, Native themed colouring books and more. Bascom said the show will run in conjunction with the Friends of the Bar U annual Children’s Christmas Party which features hot chocolate and a bonfire beside Pekisko Creek on the National Historic Site from 11AM to 3PM. Bascom said “I hope everybody will be able to come out and support these talented artists in this unique and beautiful setting”.

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