The end of last month saw our annual Christmas events which have become a feature of village life since 2013. Its nice to see Kingsley Holt having village Christmas Trees as well which increases the sense of community.
Our Friday night Christmas Lights took on a different theme this year with a brass ensemble headed by local mass Russell Bevans playing a variety of Christmas tunes along with mince pies, cup cakes, hot chocolate and of course warm mulled wine. We had a great night and one of the older residents present, and a great supporter of the hall, Claire Johnson performed the switch on.
Our Christmas hampers, guess the weight of the cake competition and the Hetty’s Tea Room chocolate cake were very popular to say the least.
The Saturday Breakfast Santa was another great success and we sold out over 3 weeks before. Including volunteers, we did over 110 breakfasts and some 40 children saw Santa in his grotto. The hall made a decent return for the efforts of all the volunteers but the days when raising money was the main aim are at present secondary to ensuring the community has the opportunity to come together and enjoy events at the heart of the village.
Can we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!