Christmas Decoration Day: a great success

Saturday’s Christmas Decorations day, sponsored by the Parish Council, led by Councillors Roy Ramm and Richard Freeman, and held at the Memorial Hall, was a tremendous success, with double last year’s attendance!

Children wrote over sixty letters to Santa, painted over eighty slices of timber and dozens of pine cones from Felsted trees. They wrapped pounds of reindeer food, made scores of crackers, mini Christmas trees and crafted lovely Christmas cards.  They also managed to eat a fair few chocolate biscuits – provided by the helpers!

But days like this take weeks of planning, shopping for materials and setting up the event.

The team started dressing the Memorial Hall at 10 am.  The doors opened at 1pm and we finally saw the last set of sticky fingers leave at about 4:50pm.  Then the big clear-up kicks off. We have to leave the hall as we found it: spotless!

So by around 6:30 we turned out the lights.

On behalf of the Parish Council, Richard Freeman and Roy Ramm would like to thank all involved. In particular we thank Hope and Ann Alexander (Elf and mum), Janet Johnson (Crafting Queen extraordinaire) Carol Freeman, Janet Ramm, Dawn, Suzie, Gill and Ola all for doing their bit!  A special thanks also to Martin from Falcon Tree Services who produced beautiful thin slices of Felsted timber.”