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Wolvey Christmas Tree Lights
4th December 2011

Following a bright and sunny day, the evening of December 4th turned cold and wet; it didn’t look good for the Parish Council Annual Christmas Tree Switch On Event.

However, the village square was soon full of festive cheer and happiness as those who had braved the weather sang along with gusto to the Bulkington Silver Band and the Wolvey Choirs. The sound of carols filled the air, children’s wide smiles lit up the spinning Merry-Go-Round, while others clouded their faces in candyfloss as adults chatted and enjoyed the warming atmosphere.

Following a countdown, Alan and Marian Mitchell (who run the Village Store) switched on the Christmas Tree lights, to a huge cheer from old and young alike. Immediately, the Square looked magical, lights sparkled like precious diamonds in the rain and the tree was topped by a beautiful star - symbol of Hope and Christ­mas Celebration.


Alan and Marian Switch on the Lights The Tree is Lit

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Mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of mirth were served in the Village Hall.  There were opportunities for revellers to scrutinize and comment on displays de­picting village activities, a stall to purchase hand crafted gifts for Christmas, more carol singing, and to top it all a Jitterbug Demonstration, which was great fun.

 

The Big Switch On created a fantastic atmosphere that enhances the sense of community and cohesion that is so prevalent in Wolvey Village. 

 

Acknowledgements
 

A really big “THANK YOU” to everyone involved in the organizing of this event and especially to every­one that attended to transform a dismal December evening into something so special.

 

This event could not take place without the willing help of local volunteers. There are many people involved but the Parish Council would like to give particular thanks to the following:

David & Jack Woodward (erecting the tree)

Roy Lewis (helping to decorate the tree safely)

Members of Wolvey Environment Group (decorating the tree)

Wolvey Church & WI choirs (for excellent singing on the night)

Bulkington Silver Band

Sid Hindmarsh (for lighting and signs in the square)

Ted Buswell (for delivering the flyers and help on the night)

Alan & Marian Mitchell (for supporting the event and switching on the lights)

Chris Day & Freda Hobley (for help with refreshments)

Wolvey Brownies (helping with the mince pies)

Les Cartwright & Andrew Dixon (help on the night)

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