On Sunday, December 4th Santa arrived in Carrickroe and spent some time meeting the
people and especially the young. Some of them were not too enthusiastic about going
too close and were then brave to shake a hand in his direction after receiving a
gift and getting out of his reach. He arrived by a special horse-drawn buggy, which
we hear suffered a puncture on the way in to the Community centre. However the excitement
was high as the children waited for him to arrive and the cold breeze outside was
ignored as the wait was all worthwhile. The local school choir entertained with Christmas
carols and inside the bucking bronco was keeping them occupied. Santa then took his
place in a specially prepared and decorated alcove and children lined up in a orderly
queue to meet the big man and place their orders for December 25th. A gift was accepted
willingly, a photo was taken and then it was off to find other forms of entertainment.
The adults, including Santa’s chauffeur, enjoyed a hot cup of tea with mince pies
and other goodies. It was a great community evening with plenty to keep young minds
occupied and well done to the organisers.
Look who is trying to get to Santa!!
Watch the little boy in the navy jacket with hood - a distant wave.