Burke to shine with holiday spirit this Sunday

in Burke/Newport/Northeast Kingdom

BURKE — Santa is coming to West Burke, and he has presents for the kids this Sunday.

Stop by to meet him, go for a sleigh ride, have some cookies, cocoa, and lots of fun.

The event is free and kicks off at 11:00 a.m. at Mike’s Gas & Redemption, located at 3799 US-5.

Organizers are asking if you can, please bring non-perishable food to be donated to the local food shelf.

The event will wrap up at 1:00 p.m., but the fun doesn’t end there.

Come out to the library in East Burke Village at 2:00 p.m. for cookies, cocoa, and music from the Newark Balkan Chorus, as everyone gathers to light up the display of Christmas trees and enjoy a holiday party.

Each tree was ‘adopted’ and decorated by a local school or business.

The Burke Chamber will choose five winning trees. The winners will each get a check for $100 made out to a charity of their choice.

The event is also free, but if possible bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the food shelf.

This holiday party and tree lighting in the village will end at 5:00 p.m.

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