Community spirit shines in ‘Light-up Hassocks’ event

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Thousands of people enjoyed last Friday’s ‘Light-up Hassocks’ festival when the Christmas lights were switched on and Keymer Road was turned into a winter-wonderland.

In an evening of family fun, children paraded down the traffic free high street, carrying brightly coloured lanterns.

There were food and craft stalls, with traders offering warming mulled wine, mince pies and hot dogs.

Father Christmas was invited by Burgess Hill District Lions Club to drop in to meet the children and a live nativity scene and carol singing reminded revellers of the true meaning of Christmas.

The successful event was down to the hard work of Michelle Binks, who chairs the ‘Light-up Hassocks’ committee and Kate Bailey who are both standing down this year.

They will be a hard act to follow in an event that brings the whole community together.

See our double page spread of pictures in the Mid Sussex Times this Thursday (December 5)




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