SkemNews received the following report of the Skelmersdale Christmas event from Danny Jackson of the Beacon Photographic Club.
Skem First and Friends of Tawd Valley had a very successful day on Friday 10th at Skelmersdale College, where they held their first Christmas event from 4pm till 8pm. They would like to thank everyone who attended this event and to everyone who made the event possible, through generous donations from residents, local businesses and West Lancashire Borough Council or by giving up their time to help out, by setting up, becoming a marshal or helping out in the other ways. It was a long time in preparation and the day went extremely well.
The event saw large crowds gather throughout the 4 hours, to enjoy the Carol singing from Woodlands Primary School, St Richard’s Primary School, St Edmunds Primary School, St James’ Primary School and Learning Stars. Families brought along their children to see Father Christmas in the Grotto and have their photo taken with him and receive a gift, play games and enter raffles, buy from various stallholders and enjoy hot and cold food and drinks from a variety of vendors. This event also saw the launch of the Christmas cars that everyone came to love last year during lockdown.
The Mayor of West Lancashire also attended the event, to make a presentation to the Skem First Youth Awards. The Mayor stayed for a while at the event and enjoyed all the festivities it had to offer and spoke to a many stallholders.
Many thanks again to everyone that came along and visited the event or was involved in the event in anyway. We’d also like to thank West Lancashire College for allowing us to use their facilities to run this event and to Beacon Photographic Club, for coming down and photographing the event for us and supplying the images.