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Granville John and volunteers preparing some of the lanterns

Lantern Procession

Nearly three hundred people turned out on a bitterly cold night for the annual Bettws Christmas Lantern Procession. The Fayre at the Day Centre was sparsely attended: the general opinion was that shops in town had slashed their prices to catch up on sales after the cold snap. However, St David’s stall made over £50 and the stall from a local choir made over £70, so there were some customers to make it worthwhile.

The crowd followed the samba band around the shopping centre, and then went over to St David Lewis Church for Carols.

Thanks are especially due to Toni Parfitt and Bettws MAD Group who worked so hard arranging everything - and who raised thousands of pounds in funding.. They were supported by the Communities First team, by Bettws in Bloom, and many others.

Thanks, too, to our worker Granville John, who spent many extra hours preparing lanterns and figures.