MITCHELSTOWN LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS!
Christmas is officially underway in Mitchelstown as crowds flocked to the square to see the festive lights switched on last Friday night. With the main street closed to traffic, the town got into the Christmas spirit as Santa Claus arrived with the help of Mitchelstown Fire Brigade.
Many shops remained open with lots of free festive food and drink available for all and carol singers added to the atmosphere as the town kicked off the Christmas season in style.
Mitchelstown Business Association chairman, Eamonn O’Brien, was delighted with the turnout.
“We were very lucky with the weather as the rain held off for most of the night,” he told The Avondhu.
There were lots of presents for children of all ages, with face painting and balloons and others treats being handed out by Santa and Mrs Claus and their helpers.
“The night was another great success for the volunteers of the MBA and for Mitchelstown Lions Club and I would like to thank everybody for all their hard work over the past weeks and months. This Christmas will be a tough one for many in our community and we want to let people know that by supporting their town they will be supporting local jobs and the local economy,” Eamonn O’Brien said.
The music on the night was provided by Mitchelstown Music School with carols singers from the Brownies and BrightSparks.
“On behalf of the MBA I would like to wish everybody a happy Christmas and a peaceful new year. And, I would like to thank the people of Mitchelstown for supporting their local shops and services in 2009,” Eamonn O’Brien concluded.
Thursday 10th December 7:32pm