ELMSDALE: The Tree for Boston made a visit to the Elmsdale Superstore to the ooh’s and ahh’s from about an estimated 150 or so people who stopped by during it’s one hour stop in the East Hants community.

The Scott boys were in a celebratory mood at the Tree for Boston in Elmsdale. (Healey photo)

The tree had been cutdown earlier in the day from a community in Cape Breton to much fanfare.

Hants East MLA Margaret Miller, the Minister of Natural Resources, was on hand for the tree cutting, and followed it to Elmsdale as it made its journey to Halifax for its big send-off on Nov. 17.

There were mini white spruce seedlings handed out by an official with DNR.

Besides Miller, those in attendance got to see Santa; and get in the Christmas spirit with carroling from the East Coast Carrollers.

Anita Benedict, the Town Crier for the Municipality of East Hants, kicked things off with a special cry for the Tree for Boston.

The tree will be lit up at the end of the month during the tree lighting on the Boston Comm

Reporter Pat Healey was on hand at the Tree for Boston’s visit in Elmsdale, and snapped some greats shots. They can be viewed in our Photo Gallery by clicking here.

He also grabbed some video clips, which can be found in our video section.

Town Crier Anita Benedict was loud and proud at the Tree for Boston as she made the official cry in Elmsdale. (Healey photo)



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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!