Monday, December 5, 2016

We Brought the Light!


Do you remember that night that we lit up the dark
When clutching our lanterns we met in the park?

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

Then we set off down Main Street our lanterns held high

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

Flowing through Picton like a bright-beautiful tide.

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

Our drums we did bang...

Photo: Johnny C.Y. Lam

 And our horns we did blow...

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

And together we walked and we carried that glow

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

'Til we made our way to a most magical place

Photo: Craig Morrison

Where smiles could be found on every face.

Photo: Luke Hendry, Belleville Intelligencer

We played in the midway...

Photo: Johnny C.Y. Lam

And we danced to the band...

Dave Clark & The Woodshed Orchestra. Photo: Ramesh Pooran

We were dazzled by performers from all over the land.

Erin Ball of Kingston Circus Arts. Photo: Luke Hendry, Belleville Intelligencer.

The lions they roared...

Photo: Craig Morrison

And some fortunes were told...

Photo: Johnny C.Y. Lam

And the lantern gallery gave us much to behold.

Photo: Pamela Harwood

But let’s flash back for a moment to how it began


In the weeks before that night, we built all this with our hands

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

We made lanterns of every size and description

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

In town halls, in libraries, in stores and in kitchens.

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

And the thing about the festival that I most treasure

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

Is that all of us conjured this magic – together.



Until we meet again, keep those fires burning bright
Because the only way to fight the darkness is to bring more light.

💗

A heartfelt THANK YOU to our 50+ volunteers, our 70+ donors, and to our sponsors: The Royal Hotel, Gilbert & Lighthall, Hartford & Stein, The Vic Café, Angelines and the Hubb, Green Gables, and the County of Prince Edward.

If you would like to be a volunteer or sponsor for the 2017 festival, 
please get in touch with krista@smallpondarts.ca

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