BEAVER BANK: A special talking Christmas tree has decided to take its show on the road, and that journey included a stop in Beaver Bank for two nights on Dec. 3-4.
Tinsel the Talking Christmas Tree, a favourite of many children and one that has helped stock the shelves at holiday time at Beacon House in Lower Sackville through it’s show at Acadia Hall in Lower Sackville, is trying to do the same but make it more widespread.
With Brad Johns running the show, and his two daughters playing Tinsel’s very helpful assistants “Pepper” and “Mint” the show saw more than 200 kids in the three shows on its first night Dec. 3.
On its second night, Tinsel saw about the same amount of youngsters in the crowd for the night of fun.
The 20 minute performances included a Skyped in video from Santa, who unfortunately couldn’t make the trip to be there in person.
It also included some Christmas jingles and asking the kids what they wanted for Christmas so Tinsel could take it back to Santa and let him know.
Tinsel gave a shout out by name to some of the children at the show, which seemed to excite the littles in attendance that he knew their name.
All the food collected over the two nights was used to fill a porta-tank at Station 48 as part of a Beaver Bank Kinsac Volunteer Fire Association fundraiser for the food bank.
The official count on the total brought in was 700 pounds of food and $500 in cash, all of which will be donated to Beacon House.