Open to the Public:
10.00am to 1.00pm
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH
CHRISTMAS CRIB SERVICE
Louth On Thursday 25th November
2010 Louth's Christmas Lights were officially switched on in the Market Place by
the Mayor of Louth, Councillor Trevor F. Marris and the
Christmas Crib Service also took place at the Fish Shambles and this year Louth
Town Council is pleased to announce that it has invested in low energy light
bulbs for the town's Christmas Lights in an effort to reduce the Town's Carbon
Footprint. The evening was a roaring success
with the Riverhead Silver Band and children from St. Michael's CE Primary
School, Kidgate Primary School and Lacey Gardens Junior School kicking
proceedings off by singing Christmas songs accompanied by the Riverhead Silver
Band. The Mayor switched on the lights at 6pm and following this a snowman
and Santa circulated through the crowd meeting and greeting children and
receiving their letters. At 6.15pm the Mayor, the Reverend Canon Stephen
Holdaway and the St. James' Church Choir led all those assembled in the Market
Place in candle lit procession to the Fish Shambles where the Reverend
Canon Stephen Holdaway conducted the Christmas Crib Service with Carols sung by
the St. James' Church Choir accompanied by the Riverhead Silver Band.
Louth Town Council would like to thank Mr. David
Fairburn, the Art Department of King Edward's VI Grammar School, Bostocks
Scaffolding Ltd., Luxus, R.B. Smith Electrical Ltd., Baines Pet Shop, St.
Michael's CE Primary School, Kidgate Primary School, Lacey Gardens Primary
School, the Riverhead Silver Band, The Combined Cadet Force, the Police Cadets,
Lincolnshire Police, the Red Cross, the Team Parish of Louth, the St. James'
Church Children's Choir and all those who acted as Stewards for the evening for
all their help in creating a successful free community event for everyone in
Special thanks also to Louth Town Partnership for
sponsoring Louth's 2010 Christmas Tree and the gift of new tree lights.