I would first like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season from the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Chamber staff.
During this time of year, many people give unselfishly of their time to make the holidays a little more special for all of us. And we are very grateful to their efforts and time. Those who volunteer during the holidays and throughout the year are community members who are willing to step up and undertake a service and give back unselfishly to something they believe in and support.
What is a volunteer? A person who is willing to undertake a service and give back unselfishly to something they believe in and support. The Chamber has hundreds of people who support the Chamber that fit this definition — and thank you to each and every one of you.
Many hours of behind-the-scenes planning and work goes into the community tree lighting, the decorating of the community for the holidays.
Thank you for your time to make our community tree at Town Square a magical site Nick and Dave Rhines.
Thank you to the city crews for making our community look festive with all the holiday decorations and banners.
Thank you to all who helped with the organizing of the tree lighting this year — Chandra Moomey, Brian Jenkins, Joe Ross, Shawn Holden, Kathy and Mike Palmer and the Chamber Ambassadors.
Thank you to Jim Potter for his energy and spirit as the evening’s emcee and to the following Leadership High School students: Amy Stevenson, Mikayla Voeller, Aubrea Worm and Shelbi Brough for making the tree lighting a magical gathering for the children.
Thank you to members of Havre High School Hi-Liters for the wonderful music holiday music.
To Santa and Mrs. Claus — thank you for making the tree lighting a magical gathering for the children.
Thank you to the Salvation Army for providing the huge crowd with hot chocolate and to the radio and newspaper for sharing the holiday message.
Thank you to all who celebrated the holidays at the community tree lighting this past weekend.
Sometimes thank you just doesn’t seem to be a strong enough expression of one’s gratefulness. The Chamber has hundreds of people who support the Chamber and its many activities hosted for the community to enjoy.
Thank you to each and every one of you! Havre is a great place to live because of you. Merry Christmas.
(Debbie Vandeberg is executive director of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce.)