Final Jubilee flourish to fund Penryn's festive lights

First published in News Falmouth Packet: Photograph of the Author by , Ex-Reporter/Photographer

A final flourish of Jubilee-themed celebrations is coming to Penryn next week, to help light up the town in time for Christmas.

The fundraising “Jubilee Supper”, in aid of the town’s Christmas Lights Committee, will be held in the town hall on November 17 from 7.30pm with entertainment provided by local vocal group the “Lemonaires”.

Town councillor Mary May, from the committee, said everyone is encouraged to wear something red, white or blue and there will be prizes for the best dressed.

The money spent on the lights was increasing every year, she said, with electricity charges up to almost £400 for the month they are switched on, in addition to renewal costs and insurance.

Falmouth and Penryn Lions Club donate £200 worth of Christmas trees every year and a grant of £1,500 is provided to the committee by the council, “but that’s spent before they even start,” Mrs May said. “There’s not a lot of money in the pot to buy anything new.”

Tickets cost £7.50 for three courses. For more information, or to buy tickets, contact the town council offices on 373086.

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