Westfield residents carol on the common

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Mabel Belisle and other children met Santa. He gave the children bags of candy. Photos by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
Mabel Belisle and other children met Santa. He gave the children bags of candy. Photos by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph

copyright the Chronicle December 22, 2015

by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph

WESTFIELD — The common here was the scene of much merry-making on Friday night. Every year the town organizes a caroling event for residents to meet up, mingle, and get to know each other better.

“It’s good to get together at Christmas,” Selectman Yves Daigle said.

He put the event together for the first time about five years ago.

“Christmas is a time to celebrate and give,” he said.

In that spirit, there were free doughnuts, spiced cider, and coffee provided by the town. People lined up to get a snack and crowded around the bonfire before the singing started.

“I’ll leave that to my daughter Marylee,” Mr. Daigle said about leading the crowd in… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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