Cara Morris and Mayor - christmas lights

Five inspirational Nantwich youngsters have been chosen to switch on the town’s Christmas lights next month.

Cara Morris, Lily-May Paragreen, Mason Taylor, Meghan Kewley and Georgy Capener will press the button and bring the dazzle of Christmas to the town centre.

Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran said he was inundated with nominations after revealing his plans for this year’s switch on event on November 15.

A town council spokesperson said: “The Mayor received so many very worthy applications making it a very difficult decision to choose just a small selection.

“But after careful consideration he has selected five young VIPs to join him on the switch-on stage this year.

“Those selected truly are inspirational having gone through more in their short lives than what many of us endure in a whole lifetime.”

Cllr Moran said: “I’m delighted that I have been able to offer a little joy to some of the town’s most deserving youngsters this year.

“I would like to thank all those who have nominated, it was such a difficult decision as each and every one was a worthy candidate.”

Preparations for the big night are now well under way.

The Mayor and Christmas tree sponsor Applewood Independent’s Managing Director David Pritchard joined one of the VIPs, Cara Morris, in town for a test of some of the lights ahead of the event.

Proceedings on Friday November 15 will start at midday when the mini-market sets up along Churchyardside with a selection of gifts and treats.

An array of entertainment will then follow on the stage in the town square from 4pm onwards, including a set from UK Bjorn.

A guest appearance will be made by Father Christmas, before the lights switch on and spectacular firework display from Blitz Fireworks around 7pm.

(Pic: David Pritchard, Cara Morris, Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Arthur Moran)

One Comment

  1. Jessica Arden says:

    Hi I am Lily-Mays mum

    Just to let you know there is a mistake with her surname.

    She has my maiden name which is Paragreen not Arden

    Many thanks

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