Christmas Tree lights trail switch on
residents have organised their own Christmas Tree lights trail.
Organised in a similar way to the summer
scarecrow festival, residents are decorating trees in their gardens and a map
will be produced showing the location of each. Some 140 trees across the
village will be lit up at a big ‘switch on’ as the St Mary's Church bell chimes
on Saturday, December 5 at 6pm.
The Christmas Tree lights trail will cover the weekends up to Christmas
although they will be on show throughout December for all to see. There will be
a competitive element with awards for the best trees. Location maps will be
sold at outlets across the village raising money for the Thorngumbald Preschool
which is a registered charity.
Prior to the switch-on, volunteers at St Mary’s Church will be handing out
specially-prepared Christingle kits for the children to take home and make from
4.30pm to 6pm on the Saturday. The church will be playing piped
festive music bringing a real Christmas atmosphere to the proceedings.
Christmas lights switched on
arrived in Withernsea last week as the town’s festive lights were officially
Gazette reported in October how it was agreed at a Withernsea Tourism
and Christmas Lights committee meeting that this year’s Christmas Lights
Switch-on event would not be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.
it was revealed the lights and decorations would be installed and switched on
in time for the festive season.
the lights were initially tested on Thursday evening, Seaside Radio aired the
announcement of the switch on at 3.30pm on Friday. The announcement featured
words from Reverend Martin Faulkner and Withernsea Town Mayor Cllr Dave
Mayor Councillor Dave Edwards said: “The lights were switched on Thursday,
November 26 and this was not advertised due to the lockdown and COVID-19 rules.
We are living in unprecedented times at the moment, and due to the rules this
year we have not been able to put on any events, we are hoping that next year
will be different, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.”
events at Hornsea Floral Hall
the end of the national November lockdown on December 2, events at Hornsea’s Floral
Hall have been confirmed for December.
December 6, the venue will host an Antiques and Collectors Fair. This will run
from 9am until 4pm and will host around 30 stalls. The stalls will include
militaria, weapons, ceramics, jewellery, vintage toys, postcards, ephemera,
vintage clothing and linens. Entry will cost 50p on the door.
Hall will then present a Christmas Craft and Produce Fair on Saturday, December
there will be a variety of stalls exhibiting a range of festive crafts from 10am
no cost of admission.
information on the events see visit the ‘Floral Hall’ Facebook page or contact
the organiser on: 07946 352793.
Anna Jebson wins Heron Foods’ hamper
THE owner of Hornsea’s “Petals, Pets and Paws” has won a local
competition after being recognised as a hero in the town.
Anna Jebson started making bows for charity and has
raised thousands of pounds for the NHS, Royal British Legion and Hornsea
Foods in Hornsea offered a hamper to be given to the people’s “Hero of
Lockdown”, nominations flooded in for Anna and she was awarded the prize.
Huseynov, Store Manager at Heron Foods, said: “I’ve not worked long in Hornsea
but over the last few months I’ve seen what an amazing community this is.
Everyone looking after everyone and it’s been a joy to come to Hornsea every
day and work, especially during lockdown. We thought it was time to give
something back to the community and got this idea for Hornsea Heron Hero
Hamper. We ran a poll on Facebook for people to nominate their lockdown hero
and Anna won by a landslide after all her amazing fundraising with the
different ribbons. Anna really is a credit to the community here in Hornsea;
she is our Hero for sure.”