Santa leads Christmas parade fun in Saltney

Published date: 04 December 2013 |
Published by: Romilly Scragg 
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HUNDREDS of people joined in when Christmas came to Saltney with a double parade through the streets followed by a fun-packed party.

Parents and children from Wood Memorial Primary School and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School followed Santa’s float from one end of Saltney High Street, while from the other end of the street Saltney Scouts paraded behind the old time bus.

Younger children sat on the top deck of the bus with the Mayor of Saltney, Cllr Edith Greensmith,  and invited guests, including Flintshire chairman Carolyn Thomas.

A machine on the bus produced snow which billowed into the evening, covering the Scouts.

The double parade met at the Tavern Social Club and children were able to visit Santa in his grotto and school choirs sang Christmas carols.

Refreshments were available and Christmas items were on sale at a variety of stalls.

Cllr Greensmith said Monday’s event had been fantastic.

“The children’s singing was lovely and they were really cheered on and appreciated.”

She said mothers and children were all getting up to dance and were having a wonderful time.

Cllr Greensmith thanked everyone who had made the event a success, including local businesses, many of whom had provided prizes or refreshments, and everyone at the Tavern Social club for their generosity and warm welcome.

Also thanked were a group of police cadets who helped marshall the event, Helen Aitken for organising the stalls and the many councillors and others who volunteered to make the day such a success.

“It was a good show,” said Cllr Greensmith. “The children enjoyed it and it was just a fantastic day for Saltney people in general.”

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