Christmas lights 2014

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On a cold and crisp Friday night outside Kilmallie Community Centre more than 100 hardy souls gathered to see the switch-on of the Corpach Christmas Tree.  In freezing conditions, Paul Brian chairman of the Kilmallie Christmas Lights Fund introduced Kieran MacEaghan and Ellie Dennison from Banavie and Lochyside schools. They had been selected to switch on the tree lights by their respective teachers in recognition of their achievements throughout the year.  Clapping and stamping of feet served not only to heighten the anticipation but also to fend off the impending frostbite.  The switch-on went without hitch. The colour-changing tree lights looked very festive on the impressively large tree. Everyone then gladly moved indoors to be treated to a hot cup of tea and home baking provided by Star for Harris.  Face painting, lucky dip and tombola kept everyone in the party spirit as their fingers and toes thawed.  This was another highly enjoyable night which seemed to bring the community together both young and old. I know that everyone on the organising committee felt that their hard work was worthwhile when they saw how many people were prepared to brave the cold weather to support the Christmas decorations. Let’s see how much better we can make them next year!

Merry Christmas
Andy Wilmington, Kilmallie Christmas Lights Fund (KCLF)