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Merry and Bright Festival brings Joy to Community

For almost 8,000 people, happiness and hope were experienced at the “Merry and Bright” Christmas Light Festival. The drive-through event was organized and hosted by the 20/21 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) and the Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS).

The Lindsay Fairgrounds were transformed into a winter wonderland light spectacular from December 18th to 23d. But, it was heartbreaking for all when the event had to be shut down as a result of the Provincial Government’s Covid-19 lockdown orders.

More than 30 displays and five video projection presentations from Companies, Associations and Individuals provided a beautiful reminder of the true spirit of the Christmas Season and honoured the event theme of Christmas on the Farm. In addition to the IPM display that depicted the highlights of an IPM, the video projection on a LAS Building invited visitors to experience all that the IPM in October 2021 would have to offer.

In keeping with the philosophy of the IPM, the proceeds from the Merry and Bright Festival will be shared with local charitable organizations.

Through the generosity of the Ontario Government’s Celebrate Ontario grant programme, the IPM was a proud partner in this great opportunity to showcase IPM 20/21 and the host community.

IPM 20/21 will run from Wednesday, October 13 to Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Lindsay Exhibition grounds in Kawartha Lakes and will showcase agriculture, rural living and community.


IPM 20/21 Merry & Bright Video Projection

This video was projected on the side of a building at the Lindsay Exhibition grounds during the Merry & Bright Festival.

 


Photo Gallery: Merry and Bright Community Choice Winners AND IPM 20/21 Display

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