All are welcome to Emsworth Centre for the switch-on
On Friday 1st December 2017 at around 5pm Rotarians will turn out to assist in the marshalling of this event. As usual we are expecting an enthusiastic crowd attending switch-on of the lights in St Peter’s Square in Emsworth by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Elaine Shimbart with her consort Councillor Gerald Shimbart.
We will be handing out song-sheets for the families who gather to join in with the carol singing led by children from local schools, and there will be a triumphal appearance of Santa’s Sleigh as the switch-on took place. The sleigh then processes down to the Quay, where Santa will be called upon to switch on the lights on the Lobster Pot Tree on the Quay-side before he retires to his Grotto to greet the children who have queued patiently in the cold. Mulled wine and hot-dogs will be available to keep everyone warm and fed. Havant Rotary Club supply the fabulous sleigh as they do every year.