Most busi­nesses do­nated to the Christ­mas lights dis­play this year

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE event will have hap­pened at the time of pub­li­ca­tion, how­ever the sub­ject of the turn­ing on of the Christ­mas lights was raised at last Tues­day’s meet­ing of Grey­stones Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict.

Cathaoir­leach Tom For­tune said that Taragh Han­ley and Ali­son Ban­ton had done a fan­tas­tic job in spear­head­ing the event.

The plan was that Santa would ar­rive by fire en­gine, and a vin­tage car was on standby to drive him just in case the fire ser­vice was needed else­where.

Cllr For­tune said that there was a 96 per cent hit rate with the busi­nesses in terms of con­tri­bu­tions for the lights.

The meet­ing also heard that they will be go­ing as far as the har­bour.

Singer Kim Hay­den was among the per­form­ers booked for the turn­ing on of the lights.

Ra­dio pre­sen­ter Laura Wood was also to be at the cer­e­mony in Burn­aby Park.

Santa was there of course, and the evening was to in­clude Christ­mas car­ols and fes­tive fun.

Ali­son and Taragh took on the job of ar­rang­ing the Christ­mas lights when it emerged in re­cent weeks that the Cham­ber would not be play­ing its usual role.

How­ever they did not have time to ar­range a road clo­sure for the day.

Nonethe­less they thought on their feet and ar­ranged the park.

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