Snowman brings cheer in the making and the showing

PALMER RAPIDS – The loss of a family member and coming together in loving support turned into a much-needed healing and bonding time in the great outdoors.

As it happened, lending a little cheer led to the building of a giant snowman which coincided perfectly as a timely tribute and welcome sight for all as the community embraced the annual winter carnival event in town from January 30 to February 2.

Darlene Armstrong of Palmer Rapids was grieving the loss of her sister Pam, who passed away on January 24. Her son Scott Armstrong, along with siblings Charmaine and Corie wanted to give her some space the following day.

Early Sunday morning however, Scott received a text from Charmaine saying they needed to get Mom out of the house to get her mind off of things.

Scott suggested they meet up as a group at their parents’ place, at the home of Ray and Darlene Armstrong, on Burnt Bridge Road directly across from the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Recreation Centre and Arena.

He called his Mom and told her to get ready, that they were coming to build a snowman.

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