Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Switch on

Trinity Girls Band

For the switch on ceremony this year local councillors worked with Wigan council and the staff of Ashton library to make the event an all day affair. Children were welcomed into the library from the morning where Christmas activities were provided  by the library staff and Santa Claus was there too.
The switch on in the evening was different from previous years. The event was led by  compere Paul Dee and the crowd was entertained by the Trinity Girls Brass Band, our very own Councillor Joel Haddley on key boards with Ed Feery singing Christmas songs.  Father Christmas was again in attendance on the float provided by the local Rotarians. Young Connor - see picture below - drew the lucky raffle ticket and he was delighted to switch on the lights.
After the switch many of the audience went for a hot drink and minced pie served in the library.  

I would like to thank Emma Gaster from Wigan Council and all the staff in Ashton library to make this a memorable occasion which was enjoyed by hundreds of people throughout the day. 
Joel and Ed


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