Christmas in Edenthorpe

The Christmas Lights Are Now On.

What an amazing beginning to Christmas in Edenthorpe. Thank you to everyone who came along on Friday 29th November to the carol service under the trees on the green. It certainly was a very special evening.

Our local hero – Adam Barnes, was spotted in the early evening and was given the very prestigious job of switching on the Christmas tree lights this year. Adam, who along with others, gave up his time throughout the night,  on numerous occasions, to help those affected by the flooding in Fishlake and had to be evacuated from their homes. Great work!
Huge thanks go to all the local businesses who very kindly donated mince pies and mulled wine. We couldn’t do this without your support. In return we ask that residents totally support our local businesses. They are so important in a village such as ours and we are very lucky to have them.

This event began three years ago after a conversation with Linda Lauri Ali and my goodness what a lovely tradition has started. Linda Lauri Ali, once again was a driving force and has been the major organiser of this event. Many thanks to Linda and her lovely family for all their help, support and the slick organisation in the lead up to the event, and on the night itself.
Reverend Beck led the service and kindly provided the music, sound system and song sheets as well as his expert compere skills. Everyone enjoyed the traditional and modern which were sung together under the lights of the trees (a few pooches were spotted too dressed for the occasion).

Thank you, Olivia Ward for singing Away in a Manger so beautifully, setting the scene for the evening and to Steve and Debbie Ward for the snow machine, it gave such a magical touch.
Edenthorpe Parish Council would like to thank Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Edenthorpe Carpets, Chantals Perfect Day Florist, The Men’s Room Barbers, Harper’s Heavenly Bakes, Strands Hairdressers, Claire Anderson Dance and Theatre School, Neil Lovitt Plastering, Edenthorpe Driving School, Jimmy Piggs and also the many residents who very kindly donated mulled wine and mince pies for the event. Each and every one of you helped to make our carol service perfect.

We would like to wish you all a happy, safe and healthy Christmas period. Please look out for neighbours and friends who may be alone and need support. Christmas, as we know, can be a very happy time but can also be a very sad time for some.

Thank you once again,

Anne Flanagan

(Clerk for Edenthorpe Parish Council)