Bakers of Danbury donated a large Christmas Tree to the village of Danbury again, and at the beginning of December Danbury Parish Council invited the whole community to an event to switch the Christmas Tree lights on.
After Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex had switched the lights on, everyone enjoyed singing Christmas Carols together then enjoyed warm refreshments and mince pies in the local Sports and Social Centre where Father Christmas had parked his sleigh to meet local children. Baker's Contracts Directors Mark Holland and Ron Lowe were introduced to Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, who thanked them for all that the company does for the local community, mentioning the new duck house Bakers made for the village earlier in the year.
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The Danbury Focus Magazine featured an article in their January Edition about the village Christmas Tree Lights Switch on. The article read;
The community of Danbury enjoyed a Christmas event hosted by Danbury Parish Council for the whole village to enjoy, on the evening of Thursday 5th December. The event was attended by record numbers this year, according to the Parish Council Chairman Stuart Berlyn. After everyone had counted down, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex switched on the lights, to illuminate the Christmas tree which had been generously donated by a local building company Bakers of Danbury Ltd. Everyone enjoyed singing along to traditional Christmas carols around the Christmas tree, accompanied by the wonderful Salvation Army Band.
After the carols were sung everyone enjoyed warm refreshments and treats at Danbury Sports and Social Centre, and the children of Danbury were delighted to meet Father Christmas who had landed his sleigh and reindeer in the Sports and Social Centre car park.
Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex said;
“It was an honour to be invited to switch on the Christmas tree lights for Danbury tonight. It is wonderful to see such a tremendous sense of community, with so many local residents enjoying tonight together. I would like to thank all involved; Danbury Parish Council, Danbury Society, Bakers of Danbury, The Salvation Army Band, The Rotary Club, Danbury Mission, St Johns Church and other members of the community, who have all played a part in making tonight possible. With so many people doing great things for their village, it’s a great way to start Christmas Festivities!”