Late Night Shopping & Street Entertainment Event
|Author: Katie Robson||Published: 6th December 2009 12:09|
Hundreds of people braved the rain to come and enjoy a festive evening in the heart of Neston.
The Neston Christmas Lights were officially switched on by Deputy Chairman of Neston Town Council, Cllr Mike Wellman, after which the amazing Neston Children's Choir entertained with a fabulous set of Christmassy songs.
Santa arrived on his sleigh and took up residence in the Grotto at the Neston Centre, and Street Entertainers kept folk amused while they shopped in the Town Centre.
The Neston Youth Choir then performed, with the Children's Choir, outside the Parish Church, featuring an outstanding performance of "All I Want For Christmas."
There were over 300 entries in the Prize Draw to win a Laptop and various great runners-up prizes. The winners were:
Laptop Computer courtesy of ALDI - Joanna Ellis
£50 Gordale voucher - Mandy Marshall
Turkey Crown from Hamilton Barnes - Liz McBain
Meal for 4 with wine from Marietos Cafe - Yvonne Hannan
Spray Tan courtesy of Neston Sunbed & Beauty Studio - Charlie Palmer
£20 Voucher from Neston Natural Health & Beauty Clinic - Dy Brown
Framed Print of Parkgate from High Street Gallery - Cath Armitage.
The winners will be presented with their prizes in the next few days.
A huge thank you to all who participated, and particular thanks to the following organisations and individuals for their help in putting together the event. In no particular order, as you all put in so much effort:
- CAN Group
- Rotary Club of Neston
- Neston Police
- Linda Pelling (Photography)
- Samantha Giblin of Little Actors Theatre Company
- Susannah Hill, Neston Library
- Michelle Broughton, Neston High School
- Revd Neill Robb and Neston Parish Church
- Paula Prytherch, Musical Director of the Neston Children's and Youth Choirs
- Dave Bladen and his team for the PA System
- Jill & Nick Marsh of Marietos Cafe
- All the participating Town Centre businesses.
The Neston Christmas Festival committee would also like to thank Neston Town Council, Project Rural Matters, Ness Gardens and ch64inc for their financial support of the Festival.