Sheri Regnier photo Bill Garnet from Trail Community in Bloom is up to his elbows in greenery preparing for Saturday’s decoration event in downtown Trail.

Sheri Regnier photo Bill Garnet from Trail Community in Bloom is up to his elbows in greenery preparing for Saturday’s decoration event in downtown Trail.

Sprucing up with a Victorian flavour

Volunteers needed to help with downtown Trail decorations on Saturday

Trail Community in Bloom is looking for volunteers to help light up the downtown on Saturday.

Those interested are asked to dress warm, wear gloves and meet in the Cominco parking lot at 9 a.m.

“It will be great to get all hands on deck and get this done together,” said Trail councillor Sean Mackinley.

Decorations will be hung from Glover Road and Victoria Street to the bridge.

Bill Garnet and Ingrid Enns from Trail Community in Bloom have designed plans to embellish the Victoria Street corridor, in a Victorian inspired theme.

The decorations will set the scene for the fourth annual Silver City Nites festival on Dec. 7.

That night, the Candy Cane parade, tree lighting ceremony and refreshments are slated to entice residents to the downtown.

Shops will open late with a promise of Christmas shopping deals.

This year, Caffe Americano is offering “high tea” from noon until 3 p.m. in keeping with the Victorian theme.

Petite sandwiches, a pastry cart and of course, a cup of hot tea will be centre to the cafe’s Christmas décor, beginning Dec. 1.

“Come in to relax and enjoy a good cup of tea in a wing back chair, Victorian style,” said Dina Esposito, owner of the Bay Avenue  restaurant.