BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — A delightful tree lighting in Markdale attracted a crowd, during Midnight Madness, an annual Christmas community gathering and sale-shopping frenzy. The weather might have been cold and frightful but main street shops were open late Friday, November 29th for gift-hunting enthusiasts. This year, an evergreen tree was planted in the square on the north west corner of Markdale's main intersection.
Carols were sung and many people came out to enjoy hot beverages and witness the tree lighting ceremony.
Grey Highlands Mayor Paul McQueen and Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce President Stewart Halliday said a few words before the tree was lit.
Grey Highlands Councillors, staff and others pose in front of the lit tree.
A pop-up gallery was open beside the Bargain Centre during the event.
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