St Bartholomew’s School choir led by HLTA Alice Samuel and Ashlands First School choir led by class teacher Lucy Gosden came together for the first time at the George Reynolds Centre special Christmas event. The two groups of choristers entertained the people with traditional carols Silent Night that included a verse sang in German and Away In A Manger. The children also sang popular festive songs When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, Walking In A Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells before their final song of the evening, We Wish You A Merry Christmas. The entertainment continued with the Crewners singing a medley of festive songs.
Refreshments were available from the GRC cafe in the main hall, where cakes, sweets, cards and Christmas wreaths and a variety of other craft and gift items were on sale. Santa and his two elfin helpers greeted families in a specially decorated room, with coloured lights, a winter sleigh full of presents and a cheerful welcome at the door of Santa’s Christmas grotto. Fun workshops were also available in a downstairs room run by the Active Learning & Skills Youth team and included arts and crafts, face painting and decorating melted snowmen biscuits with icing sugar and marsh mallows. For the little ones who fancied becoming moosical, Jodie Isaacs was on hand, promoting her Moo Music sessions which she runs in Crewkerne and in Ilminster.
The Christmas special event at the George Reynolds Centre was jointly organised by the GRC and ALS Youth. GRC manager Sarah Wills would like to thank all those who supported the evening and wish everyone in the local community “A Happy Christmas.”