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This year’s Christmas lights were a great success, with the vast majority of the lights staying on over the entire Christmas period!  In total 9 new features were built (see images below),  the lights in the weir were completely remade and 3 new sets of fairy lights were put in the tree by the river.  Hundreds of the festoon bulbs were also replaced.

Money for all of this came from grants from the Yorkshire Avalanche Dodgers, the Cuckoos’s Nest,  monies made at last years event, from collection boxes and from local businesses sponsoring the programme.

We even got three articles in the examiner regarding the much talked about toilet design –

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/how-il-loo-minating-marsdens-10571490

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/weve-bottom-it-marsdens-christmas-10587660

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/meet-8-year-old-artist-10607747

Thanks to all the volunteers involved. A full review of the lights will be presented at our next meeting.

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All made from designs submitted at Marsden Library and Marsden Junior school. Here are the winning entries –

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For 2015’s Christmas lights we would like you to draw your favourite character, monster, object or anything from a computer game. It can be an old retro game or a new game or a game you have completely made up. We enjoy receiving entries from all age groups.

your designs need to be handed in at Marsden Library by Saturday 28th of November, this is in order to give us time to make them up.

We are also looking for people to help build the light features using the submitted designs as templates. We will be building them most weekday evenings during November, if you want to come down and help with the builds then please contact us at marsden.community.association@gmail.com.

We are also looking for volunteers to put up the lights, if you want to help, we meet outside the Mechanics at 10am on Saturday for the following 4 weeks. all help is appreciated.

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submit your designs on a piece of A4 paper or find an official form to print off here

For 2014’s Christmas lights we are going to make up a gallery of beetles, wood lice, flies, spiders, butterflies, wasps, bees, caterpillars, mites, centipedes, earwigs, snails, slugs or any undiscovered species you can think up.

Print off an entry form Here. Or just use a scrap of paper. The easiest designs for us to copy use coloured lines so try and avoid colouring in sections. Your design will be made up on giant steel frames. If you prefer you can turn the frame around to lay on its side. Our favourite 10 designs will be put up on Peel Street for the switch-on on Saturday December the 6th

Entries can be dropped off at the Junior school or at Marsden Library. Entries must be in by Saturday the 22nd of November, though the sooner your entry is received the more likely it is to be made up.

 

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