Coverack Christmas Lights.
Even though we are in mid-January the team of volunteers who work on Coverack Christmas Lights have just finished working hard to dismantle and safely store all the features and strings, so that they can come back out again next December – hopefully working!
Please see below a review of Christmas Tree Night – this is one of the main fund-raising events for Coverack Christmas Lights and this year the total raised on the night, before expenses, was £1343.62.
Coverack Village Christmas Tree Night 2021.
Coverack Village missed it’s Christmas Tree Night in 2019 but it meant that there was more enthusiasm than ever for this special community event. Saturday 11th December saw Coverack Christmas Lights ‘switch on’. The traditional ‘Coverack Christmas Tree Night’ marks the start of the Christmas lights in Coverack village. Children processed down the hill with handmade lanterns and Coverack School children went onto the stage to sing Christmas carols and songs to the crowd, with much enthusiasm!
Once the children had finished singing the Christmas Tree lights were switched on by Liz Hanley from Coverack. Liz thanked all those who attended and those who work so hard in the village to put on such an impressive display of lights. After the Tree Lights were on, Father Christmas arrived, this year the children were asked to look and listen out for him arriving by foot as he had come to Coverack by submarine! He must have landed safely as he was soon seen walking through the village wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and giving a present to every child.
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, selling raffle tickets and collecting funds for the Christmas Lights. The large Christmas tree was kindly donated to Coverack Village by Michael Tylor.
For a small village the Coverack Christmas lights are an impressive display and the team of volunteers who put them up have worked hard, upgrading and maintaining for many weeks. Thanks to everyone’s hard work but particular thanks to Harry Hicks for his electrical knowledge and coordinating. Coverack Christmas lights once again looking stunning.
Thanks to all those who supported on the evening donating, buying raffle tickets and enjoying a lovely community atmosphere. 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.
There were donation posts in Coverack, one situated at North Corner car Park and the other just before Coverack Village Stores with funds going to the upkeep of these beautiful lights. This year £308.50 was collected from the posts, including £95.50 from the jar in Coverack Village Stores (thanks Henri).
As all the lights are packed away – we would like to send a huge thank you to the team of volunteers that work so hard to make Coverack look so beautiful over the festive period. The lights and electrics have been particularly challenging this year after a lot of East wind when they first went up – but Coverack still looked really stunning until early January – even if not all the strings and features were active, it was still a beautiful display!
Thank you to Martin Stroud for the stunning photographs of Coverack Christmas lights. We hope – with thanks to the hard-working team – that we will see another beautiful Christmas Lights display in December 2022.