Lights Are On!
Photographs by Patrick
THE Formby Businesses,
local groups and individuals have donated again to this year to a
fantastic display of Christmas Lights that are lighting up the
Village Centre this year. Formby, like Southport has been hit hard
by the financial climate and it is hoped that the lights will draw
people in to the village again. The most anticipated lighting
structure was missing though, with many kids and adults asking at
the Switch On, "Where's Frosty?" Pat Wordley, from
Woodwards, who is the Chair of the Formby Christmas Lights Appeal
has told us that:- "Don't worry, he is on his way! He will be
installed again very soon!" Adding that:- "We would
like to thank all who attended the event and who volunteered to
help. Plus the acts and all the stands; without them we would not
have had a fantastic show. The other big thank you is to all who
donated to the lights, keeping Formby lights up for Christmas!
Please continue to show your support by using the local shops over
Christmas." Along with the many stalls, steam train, side
shows and a fairground was the main stage. The entertainment on it
was hosted throughout the day and into the evening by local
Television presenter for Sky TV's Holiday & Cruise channel. Wirral
Radio Editor and breakfast host, Neil
The acts who took part on it were:- Singing our Socks Off, Baby
Ballet, St Jerome's Choirs, StarKidz Dancers and Characters, Babette
Bell, Niamh Jones, Me & My Cousin, G:Force Gospel Choir, Jared
Minnix and The Captains of Industry.
It was not just all that taking place, but as part of the build up,
a drawing competition took place and the competitions winners were
announced that day and the children's art work was displayed in Café D'Art.
After the main events had finished, the party moved on into the
worth of both Café D'Art and Woodwards through the night!
We think this was a fantastic event and the lights are well warmth
looking at if you are in Formby Village or passing by... But that
event is not the end of the festivities, one of the best events on
Merseyside is the Formby Christmas Nativity Play, which will be held
each year, this time on Saturday, 13 December 2014; plus many other
side events throughout the build up to the big day!
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