Half­way lights up Christ­mas

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Dou­glas Dickie

The Half­way com­mu­nity ig­nored some fairly hor­ri­ble weather to enjoy the an­nual Christ­mas lights switch- on, or­gan­ised by Par­ticip8.

The event once again proved a mas­sive suc­cess as the area was turned into a win­ter won­der­land on Satur­day, Novem­ber 28.

Crowds were en­ter­tained by the Sal­va­tion Army band as well as kids from Hall­side Pri­mary and Park View Pri­mary, who sang fes­tive favourites.

It was left to Santa him­self to turn on the lights.

Among the crowd were Mar­garet Fer­rier MP and Coun­cil­lor Wal­ter Bro­gan.

Gilly Feron, chair of Par­ticip8, said: “De­spite the weather, the Christ­mas lights switch-on at Half­way was a great af­ter­noon.

“Thanks to ev­ery­one who came long to make it a great day, in­clud­ing the schoolkids who sang in the choir and, of course, Santa Claus who helped make sure that ev­ery­one had a fun time.

“Thanks to Coun­cil­lor Bro­gan and the Par­ticip8 com­mit­tee for help­ing to or­gan­ise the af­ter­noon.”

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