Christmas - Tree will soon be in place

I am delighted to once again let the residents of Market Rasen know that the town’s Christmas tree will be in place very soon.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind children that they will be able to visit Santa by the tree in the Market Place on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

In 1951, a group of local professionals joined together to provide the town with its first-ever Christmas tree.

The Market Rasen Children’s Christmas Tree Fund has ensured that this tradition has continued every year since, with 2015 marking our 65th anniversary.

With the support of committee members, the fund has sourced trees from the Forestry Commission and other commercial growers over the years, as well as putting up the tree and helping Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

This annual spectacle would clearly not have been able to continue over the years without financial support.

Local businesses and people of Market Rasen have always responded positively to any fundraising and must be congratulated for their contribution to the success of this exciting event.

We therefore appeal to your readers to look out for the raffle tickets in and around the town and to invest in the opportunity to win a cash prize or Christmas treat.

Rev Cropper

Honorary secretary, Market Rasen Children’s Christmas Tree Fund