Gate­house gets fes­tive

The Galloway News - - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS -

Gate­house vol­un­teers got into the fes­tive spirit on Satur­day to put up Christ­mas trees and lights in the town.

Or­gan­is­ers Gate­house Christ­mas Lights Group braved driv­ing rain through­out the morn­ing to bedeck the main street.

Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme to­gether with lo­cal busi­ness do­na­tions meant the group had £1,300 to pur­chase new lights and ac­ces­sories for this year’s dis­play.

The cash also paid for the hire of a cher­ryp­icker to dec­o­rate the big­ger trees and con­nect up new sock­ets and ca­bles.

And it funded 37 trees to sup­ply lo­cal res­i­dents with wall–mounted trees as well as three large Christ­mas trees for the top of the town, the old town hall and the car park.

Lights group spokesper­son Linda Val­lance said: “A big thank you from the lights group to all who do­nated and helped to make all of this pos­si­ble.”

Help­ing hands Claire Hig­gins, Deb­bie and Mor­gan Val­lance and Rachel Ni­col light­ing up one of the trees

Com­mu­nity ef­fort Vil­lagers get some of the lights ready

Team­work Get­ting the tree ready

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