CHRISTMAS FAIR AND CAROLS ON THE GREEN
This event took place on Saturday 8 December which was a day that started off extremely windy so it was a struggle for the team assembling the gazebos.
Due to persistent rain the day before the vehicles providing refreshment all had to be positioned off the Green.
At the start of the programme at noon the weather although cloudy was fine so residents could enjoy standing or sitting around in the open listening to the first item of
Christmas songs provided by a singer with Keyboard backing.
Just before the second item on the programme the heavens opened so the Dance programme had to be performed quickly then everyone rushed to the protection of the Marquees and Gazebos.
Santa Claus and his colourfully dressed elves provided gifts for the children in the Grotto throughout the major part of the day.
The choirs and instumentallists entertained both on the Green protected under one of the marquees, then afterwards in St Peters Church and were well received. There was a vast display of craft stalls in the church to which visitors went during the afternoon.
The Carols on the Green at 5.30 p.m were the best attended ever with our local vicar Johnny Douglas leading the singing of half a dozen carols interspersed with seasonal jokes and giving out the raffle prizes.
The Pretty Little Tea Company, Pizza and Chippy vans plus Tonibell and Buddies Brewery provided sufficient food and drink during the event with mulled wine and mince pies
also on offer at the Emersons Marquee in the afternoon as well as the church in the evening.
Thanks is due to Hextable Hub for all the planning for the event supported by Hextable Parish Council, St Peters Chuch and Emersons Care Home and to everyone who took part and helped in any way including the sponsors.