Villagers turn out in force for lights switch-on

Aiden and Alexa pictured with Stephen Michael,
chairman of the hall committee, who presents
them with chocolates for switching on the
village Christmas lights

Children paraded with their lanterns from Cawsand Square to the Maker-With-Rame Community Hall, where villagers gathered for the annual switchingon of the Christmas lights.

The lights are funded throughout the year by coffee mornings and donations. This year, all the children taking part were given a numbered ticket and a draw made, to choose the boy and girl to switch on the lights. The boy and girl chosen were Aiden and Alexa.

After the switch-on, a ‘snow machine’ entertained the children, then everyone returned into the hall for mince pies, with the adults enjoying mulled wine made from a secret recipe handed down by Sir John Gray to Pam and Stephen Michael and kept secret by them for the last 20 years.

Everyone joined in carol singing, ending with the children forming a choir.

The free event was provided by the hall’s management committee as a thanks for the villagers’ support throughout the year.

 

First published in the Torpoint Advertiser – January 2019

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