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Today’s blog is all about our Garforth Lights Switch on and supporting local traders, shops, stalls and bringing our community together
This year we have tried to make the street a little bit more festive with little festive trees in each window with the money we have, no town has more money than the other from their council, only the likes of Wetherby if they have been lucky enough to have had a private investor #imworkingonit
Garforth Lights should be a community event, where Garforth and surrounding villages come together and enjoy the Festivities that their town is putting on. Everyone involved this year has given their free time since January to help put this together and make something good, better.
Please support the good that people do, its hard work trying to get it right. We’ve taken fairly big steps this year after last year’s planting of seeds, ideas have now turned now into reality and if this format works, then each year can only get better
Let this afternoon get you into the spirit of Christmas #getyouinthemood
SUPPORT THE GOOD OF GARFORTH – IT'S WHERE YOU LIVE
I will be all over Main Street from about 1pm #madladyrunning
I will be watching our Garforth Community Choir from 3.30pm and again at 4.15pm - this has been a project I have worked on with Arts Live and it's absolutely brilliant, we now have 30 people in the choir, created a Community Interest Company, working with other local companies and also other local people who are part of this great project and the people who attend are loving it. I will be there handing out information if you want to join this great growing singing community group.
So what's open and what time?
CHRISTMAS STALLS WILL BE OPEN AT 3PM -
Crafts, Tombolas, Mulled Wine, Sweets, Pies and Peas, Hook a bag, Waffles, Games. Christmas goods, Entertainment, Children's Special Guests, Clowns, singing
After 5pm - Shops open will be Ladycares, Cielo, Sweetshakes, The New Market, The Card Factory, The Factory Shop and a few others, Sainsbury's, Bargain Booze etc
Stage will be on from 5.20pm with Radio Aire
Garforth Brass band at 5.30pm
St Benedicts school Choir
Some fabulous acts from 6.00 - 6.45pm
FIVERAFFLE PRIZE DRAW - SPECIAL GUEST PULLING OUT YOUR TICKET
6.50 SANTA and Light Switch on
Please note there will be 'no parking' in coned areas from noon,
Part of Lidgett Lane (police station to the library)
Bottom end of Church Lane (library to Pinfold Lane)
Barleyhill Road (Lyndon Avenue to Main Street)
THE ROAD CLOSES from 4pm - 8pm
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Barley Hill Road and Barley Hill recreation car park will also be open
see posters for further information
FIVERAFFLE - 1 DAY LEFT
From this afternoon you will only be able to buy your tickets from Dorothy Annes and Ladycares
£1,200 worth of prizes for one person to win - we have sold a fair few hundred, can you help get our numbers up, all funds go back into Main Street for street projects
Draw will be done on stage and hopefully pulled out by a special guest at 6.45pm
Be part of the good of Garforth
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?