Ferryhill Town Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported its Christmas Fayre on Friday, 26th November. A special thank you to all stall holders both at the Craft Fayre in St. Luke’s Church Hall and the Christmas Market, to Keith Turner for providing show rides and catering vehicle.
St. Luke’s Church for use of its Parish Hall and for providing refreshments, and the Town’s Primary Schools (Dean Bank Primary & Nursery, Cleves Cross Primary, Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery and Ferryhill Station Primary) for taking part in the Christmas procession and carol singing in the Town Hall garden, to Blackberry Donkeys for bringing two of their festive donkeys to lead the procession, to face-painter Dawn Belshaw and Mr Abro for providing children’s entertainment, and not forgetting Santa who greeted local children in his grotto. Despite the adverse weather conditions hundreds of people attended the Christmas Fayre event and watched on as 10 year old Demi-Leigh Keenlyside, a pupil of Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery School switched on the Town’s Christmas Lights.
The Town Council would also like to say a huge thank you to ApproachToo for working with local Primary Schools to design festive posters wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Designs were judged by residents of Denehurst and Hilda aged 103, a resident at Tenlands. The winning pictures were transformed into posters and displayed in the large noticeboards in the Market Place Car Park and at the bottom of Darlington Road/A167. Congratulations to Lily May from Dean Bank Primary & Nursery School and Roman from Ferryhill Station Primary School for designing the winning entries.
A spokesperson for Ferryhill Town Council said ‘It was lovely to see the community of Ferryhill come together to enjoy the Christmas Fayre with all its activities. It was great to see that the weather didn’t deter people from attending the event, which shows what an amazing community Ferryhill really is. A big thank you goes to everyone who participated in the event, and to local school children for designing the fantastic posters.’