Saturday 7th December was Coverack’s Christmas Lights ‘switch on’. The traditional ‘Coverack Christmas Tree Night’ marks the start of the Christmas lights in Coverack village. Children formed a procession down the hill behind the Christmas Tree with handmade lanterns and Coverack School children sang and signed Christmas carols and songs, with much enthusiasm! Once the children had finished singing the Christmas Tree lights were switched on by Alec Foreman, who was one of the original Christmas Tree Committee members around 50 years ago. Alec thanked all those who attended and those who work so hard in the village to put on such an impressive display of lights. His advice to those younger than him was to keep this wonderful tradition going.
After the Tree Lights were switched on, Father Christmas arrived in his pony drawn sleigh to give a present to every child. The large Christmas tree was kindly donated to Coverack Village by Michael Tylor. The Illumination Brass Band played Christmas Carols, adding to the festive atmosphere and a team of volunteers worked hard providing hot beef sandwiches and hot dogs. The team of volunteers who put up Coverack Christmas lights have worked hard on a rolling programme of upgrading and maintaining Coverack Christmas Lights.
There are a number of new features this year including Ben’s red tractor, a tribute to Ben Roskilly’s contribution to Coverack over many years. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, Coverack Christmas lights once again looking stunning. Thanks to all those who supported on the evening by donating, buying raffle tickets and enjoying a lovely community atmosphere. There were also fund raising events earlier in the year put on by The Bay Hotel, The Paris and The Lifeboat House. All support is very much appreciated and goes towards the annual upkeep of Coverack Christmas lights as well as supporting children in the area and providing a gift on the night for every child. Coverack Christmas Lights will remain on until Jan 6th and are well worth a visit.
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Coverack Christmas Gifts!
The following Coverack-related books are also available to purchase, with all proceeds supporting CS2000:
“Our School Days by the Sea” (Book)
Our School Days by the Sea, by Rachel Roskilly and Pat Harvey, is a collection of memories and stories of life growing up in Coverack Village spanning 100 years (1876-1976). ‘If they have as much fun in the next 100 years as we had in the last, good luck to them.’ Proceeds of sales go to Coverack Space 2000. The price includes postage and packaging.
“My Holiday Book” by Cherry Shann
In 1925 Cherry won a camera in a competition, she used it to chronicle her annual holidays to Coverack. This charming book is Cherry’s diary of her summer holidays from 1925 to 1929, filled with her photos of Coverack and the surrounding area. A perfect gift for children and grown-ups alike. This price includes post and packaging. Proceeds of these sales go to Coverack school.
Nadelik Lowen and Happy Christmas from Coverack!