Celebrity baker rises to the big oc­ca­sion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A CELEBRITY baker is set to get the fes­tive sea­son un­der way in a vil­lage by turn­ing on the Christ­mas lights.

Ger­rards Cross will be hold­ing its an­nual Christ­mas Fun Night on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 3, and the event will be kicked off by baker and TV pre­sen­ter Mich Turner, who ap­peared on ITV show Bri­tain’s Best Bak­ery.

She will turn the lights on at the guide hut, in Sta­tion Road, at 5.45pm, which will then be fol­lowed by singing led by chil­dren at St Mary’s School and Ger­rards Cross CofE School.

The fun night will fea­ture a host of events in­clud­ing late night shop­ping, with in­di­vid­ual shops of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent attractions and there will also be an ap­pear­ance by Fa­ther Christ­mas.

A va­ri­ety of food will be on of­fer, and vis­i­tors will be able to en­joy stalls and to see what is on of­fer in Sta­tion Road and Pack­horse Road.

Jackie Spring, who owns clothes shop Pud­dle­duck and is one of the event’s or­gan­is­ers, said: “We are hop­ing for a nice, cold brisk evening be­cause it means that more peo­ple will come along.

“We had a night like that last year and we at­tracted more than 1,000 peo­ple so it would be great if that hap­pens again this year.

“There’s lots to en­joy at all the shops and out­side, so we are re­ally hop­ing that as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble come along.”

Ahead of the event, Mich Turner will be in the vil­lage’s Tesco on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 27 to sign copies of her lat­est book.

Clare We­ston of le­gal firm Nunn Hay­ward, another of the event’s or­gan­is­ers, said: “Mich is well known in the lo­cal com­mu­nity and sup­ports many lo­cal busi­nesses.”

The event is set to fin­ish at around 8.30pm.

FUN NIGHT: Crowds at the 2013 event and (in­set) celebrity baker Mich Turner

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