In 1915 Summerland didn’t have a festival of lights. We did have electricity by 1905, but Christmas tree lights were relatively new and not readily available. This decorated wagon, driven by Ralph Kent, won first prize in a parade in 1915 and while the decorations didn’t light up, imagine the mobile Festival of Lights it could have been using today’s technology. Come on downtown on Friday night for this year’s “Country Christmas” light up and see where progress has taken us. Then take a step back in time and drop by the Summerland Museum to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. See you there!