Forfar Rotary Assists Santa

FORFAR Rotary has arrangements well in hand for what should be another thrilling switch on of the Christmas lights.

This annual event is planned for Thursday, November 24 when mums and dads are asked to assemble early from 6pm onwards. With generous cash sponsorship from the Forfar Tesco store, Forfar Rotarians feel confident that no-one will go away disappointed.

Thanks to support from Angus Council’s Roads division, Castle Street will be closed to traffic shortly before 6pm when the community will begin congregating around the Christmas tree in Castle Street.

Forfar Instrumental band will commence playing at around 6.15pm followed by traditional carol singing. Provost Ruth Leslie Melville OBE will officially switch on the Christmas lights at 6.30pm and Santa will arrive a few minutes later along with Mrs Claus and a few of his elves.

As in previous years, every child in Forfar is invited to bring along a letter to Santa and mums and dads are asked to make sure that each letter includes a full name and address so that Santa can reply.

For the first time, members from all of the towns church choirs will come together to add their voices to the community carol singing and some of the shops around the Municipal Buildings at the Cross will remain open to add their welcome to Santa.

Forfar Rotary are indebted to Tesco for their sponsorship. In past years the Rotary Club has paid the full costs from their own funds but cash support from Tesco will mean that money raised by Rotarians will be available for other worthwhile local or international projects.