A NIGHT NOT TO FORGET
DESPITE inclement weather and the usual ‘will they, won’t they’, organisers managed to pull together another stellar Carols by Candlelight event last Friday.
With rain hammering down at 5pm and the event opening at 5.30, the management committee was forced into an urgent decision. In the end, the night went ahead, as an estimated crowd of 400 people sat back and soaked up the Christmas cheer.
“The night was a bit threatening. It’s a funny thing that has been happening for many years where it’ll look bleak but will fine up for a perfect evening,” event organiser Greg Thouard said.
Mr Thouard said they made the final call to proceed at 5.40pm. “Yes numbers were down due to the inclement weather and people thinking it mightn’t happen so they stayed away. But as usual, from the committee and all the performers, we’re very thankful and appreciative of the people who showed up.”
The organising committee is set to hold a meeting today where one of the things up for discussion is the date of the event.
❝ We’re very thankful and appreciative of the people who showed up.
— Greg Thouard, event organiser
“We’ll consider whether it wil be held a week earlier. There’s may reasons behind that, not just the weather,” Mr Thouard said.
“The event is something that has been around for many years and the intention is to keep it going stronger and stronger each year.”
SONG BIRDS: Olivia Boulton-Hendry and Hannah Mawer at Friday night’s Carols by Candlelight.