A volunteer society hosts Christmas in Williams Park annually. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and take down as well as to serve as greeters. (Langley Advance files)

Helpers needed to install annual Christmas display in Langley park

The annual holiday display will be set up this weekend.

Williams Park will be decorated with thousands of lights and festive figures that the public can see Dec. 1 to 15.

But in order for that to happen, the park must be decorated, and volunteers are being sought to help with set up 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26.

“It’s an opportunity for the volunteers to get into the Christmas spirit,” said Scott Johnson, the Township’s Park Services coordinator.

Anyone is welcome to sign up. He said there’s a mix of helpers. Groups have includes PACs, Beavers, Cubs and Guides. Plus some families use it as a chance to help out in the community

“It’s a lot of families and they want to bring their kids,” he added.

Help is also needed for take down Dec. 16 and 17 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Another opportunity is as greeters during the two weeks of the 27th annual Christmas in Williams Park. Greeters are needed 5 to 9:30 p.m. from Dec. 1 to 15.

There are about 5,000 strings of lights being installed along with figures and decorations. The volunteer Christmas in Williams Park Society hosts the annual event with support from Langley Township.

For more information or to sign up, call 604-532-7350 or email parksadmin@tol.ca.

The public can visit the decorated park from 5:30 to 9 p.m. between Dec. 1 and 15.

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