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For the second year, we have a Christmas Tree decorated with lights, baubles, and tinsel standing in the Reading Room for everyone to enjoy.
Around 7 pm tonight some 60 adults and children gathered at the Reading Room. The children came to meet Santa who chatted with them and then gave them a bauble to hang on the tree. The children led everyone in singing three carols. After which, Michael, the Parish Chair, gave a very short speech and switched on the lights; so too were the sparklers!
Santa then bade farewell to the children as they and their parents and friends moved off to the village hall. There the pipe organ entertained with a merry set of melodies and carols, whilst inside the Hall mulled wine and mince pies gave a festive taste to the evening. The Pizza van provided tasty snacks for those who found that carol singing brings on an appetite.
Santa said, “This was so good, I will have to come back next year and see all those lovely children again!”
Many were involved in making this work and we thank them for making this event so special. Extra thanks go to Jean Lambourne, Gill Hustler, and Andrew Moore.