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Community Gathers for Christmas Candlelight Parade

More than fifty people braved the wind and snow for the annual Christmas Candlelight Parade on Monday evening, December 17.

The community event kicked off at the old village office at 6:30pm. The crowd walked up Main Street, while singing Christmas carols, to the creche at Saint Raphael’s Church.

Clergy and representatives from local churches were involved in the ceremony. Father Godwin Kalu and Father Dan Bastarache, Co-Pastor’s of Saint Raphael’s / The Good Shepherd Parish, Rev. John Stewart of Miramichi Fellowship Center, Pastor Coleman Price of Upper Blackville United Pentecostal Church and Nancy Curtis, representative of Saint Andrews United Church were in attendance.

After the blessing of the creche, attendees were invited to the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall for hot chocolate and refreshments provided by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Women.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Percy Conners on December 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Outstanding must have been a wonderful time of fellowship, and good carol singing. Merry Christmas to the special people of Blackville.

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