Kings Worthy children kick off Christmas

Andover Advertiser: Picture by Denis Welstead Picture by Denis Welstead

WITH torches blazing and a real donkey, children in Kings Worthy helped launch Christmas.

Local children from the village primary school in costume re-enacted the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus.

They started with a 150-metre parade from St Mary’s Chapel on Fraser Road to the Tubbs Hall last Friday evening. (DEC13) A tarpaulin shelter kept out the rain, suitably evoking the tents of the Holy Land.

Organiser Denis Welstead said the event now in its sixth year was well-established.

“We were very lucky with the rain stopping just when we were thinking of calling it off.

“The children were very good. They performed very well and spoke very well too. They have been rehearsing for six weeks. There was a good crowd of over 100.

“It is good for the kids. They will always remember it,” added Mr Welstead.

Afterwards it was back to the chapel for mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks for the children. And something for the donkey.


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