The annual ‘Turn On To Christmas’ event at the Melbourn Community Hub last Saturday was acclaimed the most successful of its kind so far. The illuminating occasion, a seasonal spread of entertainment and happiness, organised jointly between the Hub team and the village Fete Committee, exceeded all expectations, combining local crafters with activity tables, and a children’s storytime.
Carols from Melbourn Brownies, the ‘Social Vocals Choir’, together with Melbourn singers, Tom and Amelia Froggatt, all contributed to the Festive atmosphere. The venue was packed to capacity with both young and old alike, enjoying the music, mince pies, and mulled wine. Santa’s Grotto was visited by a record to date of no less than 85 excited youngsters, all returning with a quality present. Many of those attending bestowed accolades on the Hub’s many services to the community. Newcomers to Melbourn actually stated that it had influenced their decision to move to the village.
The high point of the day, as in previous years, was the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights, the honour going to four year old Zac Maddocks, who was the excited winner of the lucky draw.
John Travis, Chair of the Hub Trustees, stated ” This was probably the most successful event that we have ever held to celebrate the Christmas season. The Hub team, together with the Melbourn Fete committee are always looking for the best ways of bringing the community together to celebrate moments like this. We are sure that this year we really succeeded in giving everyone a ‘feel-good factor’, and have provided a wonderful beginning to their best ever Christmas.”