Victorian Holiday spread old-fashioned kindness

To the Editor:

Community is ACT’s middle name, and Altamont Community Tradition was honored to provide Altamont with its annual Victorian Holiday Celebration, on Dec. 10. A “special-order” snowfall on Saturday, gave Sunday’s activities just the right ambiance to bring out many neighbors, friends, and visitors.

Thank you to the house hosts who cordially opened their beautiful homes for the holiday house tour. Many thanks to our fellow community organizations and local businesses for providing a wide array of activities for all ages. Kudos to our Friends of ACT and ACT family members who were on hand to participate throughout the preparation, and on the day of the event.

The winners of the Festival of Trees this year were: first prize, Altamont Antiques; second prize, Amy Martin’s fourth-grade class from Altamont Elementary School; and an unprecedented tie for third prize between both the Spinning Room and the State Employees’ Federal Credit Union.

In addition to the big events of the day, other moments were in abundance to remind us that this special celebration is filled with small events, which are simply acts of kindness — a local business owner taking time to help someone with her packages while navigating the wintery remains from the evening snowfall; a grandfather guiding his granddaughter to add a ribbon to our community wreath; a young father beaming with pride as his son wrote out his own name on his treasure-hunt bag.

We sincerely hope everyone enjoyed the day and will take time to spread kindness to those around you. Happy holidays!

Connie Rue, secretary

Altamont

Community Tradition

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