Christmas comes early to village!

Serving tea and coffee to raise money for Owston Ferry's Christmas tree and lights are l-r Tess Johnson, Val Oliver, chairman of the committee Diane Ekins, Anne Frow, and Alan Cross, all of Owston Ferry.  Picture: Liz Mockler E1325LM
Serving tea and coffee to raise money for Owston Ferry's Christmas tree and lights are l-r Tess Johnson, Val Oliver, chairman of the committee Diane Ekins, Anne Frow, and Alan Cross, all of Owston Ferry. Picture: Liz Mockler E1325LM
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A FESTIVE feel came to Owston Ferry last week when a fundraising coffee morning in aid of the village’s Christmas tree and lights was held.

Selling cakes is Heather Torn, Christmas tree and lights committee member, of Owston Ferry.  Picture: Liz Mockler E1326LM

Selling cakes is Heather Torn, Christmas tree and lights committee member, of Owston Ferry. Picture: Liz Mockler E1326LM

Committee chairman Diane Ekins said the event went “really well” and raised £275.

Fundraising has taken place for the Yuletide decorations for some 30 years now, she explained, adding: “We constantly have new decorations and lights, we need to keep up with legislation.

“Every year we have Father Christmas visit and the children can write a letter to him and they will receive one back so it’s very important they put their names and addresses on their letters.”

This year’s Christmas lights switch on takes place on Saturday December 8 from 7pm.

Selling their hand made cards are l-r Ann Williams, and daughter Anita, both of Owston Ferry.  Picture: Liz Mockler E1327LM

Selling their hand made cards are l-r Ann Williams, and daughter Anita, both of Owston Ferry. Picture: Liz Mockler E1327LM

Having fun whilst raising money for Owston Ferry's Christmas tree and lights are l-r TAlf Charlesworth, 85, of West Butterwick, Chris Gravel, 78, Margaret Limpitt, and Gwen Gravel, all of Owston Ferry.  Picture: Liz Mockler E1328LM

Having fun whilst raising money for Owston Ferry's Christmas tree and lights are l-r TAlf Charlesworth, 85, of West Butterwick, Chris Gravel, 78, Margaret Limpitt, and Gwen Gravel, all of Owston Ferry. Picture: Liz Mockler E1328LM