Loading trees

   Belmond's famous downtown Christmas decorations were installed last Sunday afternoon. A large crowd of volunteers helped the work go quickly. It takes at least three strong men to load each of the ten-foot trees onto a trailer to be moved from the storage building to Main Street.

   The annual Parade of Lights will begin Friday night (Nov. 27) at 6:30 p.m. The distributing of candy or other items by parade walkers is prohibited this year. Spectators are urged to maintain at least six feet between family groups. Wear masks if socializing.

   A Belmond Christmas lighting contest will be held in 2020. The public is welcome to vote in several categories. Pick up ballots at the Chamber of Commerce office or at local businesses.