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Date is set for switch on of Cullybackey's lights

Jane Witherspoon

Reporter:

Jane Witherspoon

With Christmas just around the corner, Cullybackey Community Partnership are getting in the mood with the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights.

This will take place on Friday 7th December 2018 at 6.30pm at Cuningham Church Hall. 

There will be a wide range of entertainment which will include Charmaine Glover leading community carol singing; Local man Darren Cumberland putting on a children’s disco and Georgie Elf will be teaching the children how to juggle (and much more)

Of course the main attraction will be the arrival of Santa Clause and Mrs Claus together with their lovely elves!

Christmas would not be complete without some Christmas food and the local Eurospar will make sure that there are enough sandwiches, sausages and mince pies to keep everyone well fed and happy.

Ruth Orr, Chair Cullybackey Community Partnership, said: “We always look forward to this time of year and love to see all the children coming out to enjoy a really fantastic, fun packed evening. Look forward to seeing everyone there!”

Everyone is welcome, so put on your coat and scarf and get along to this fun event.

If you would like more information on this event, or any other activities which Cullybackey Community Partnership are involved in, don’t hesitate to get in touch either by calling into the office at the Maine Business Centre, Cullybackey, email cullybackey@nacn.org, visit our Facebook page or phone 02825882281.

Christmas is a beautiful time in Cullybackey with the village offering many things for you and your family to do.

This village, which is only three miles from the centre of Ballymena boasts an excellent river walk.

Situated along the banks of the River Main, this two mile circular walk takes in some beautiful sights and nature, including Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Sedge warbler.

The walk can be started from either end.

Car parking is available at the Spar shop in Cullybackey, off Main Street beside the River Maine.

However, if you would like to finish in Cullybackey, starting from the other end, park at the Gillies Bar to the rear of the Galgorm Manor Hotel and Spa Resort.

The route is signposted and easily accessible.

If floral beauty is what you’re after, Cullybackey will not disappoint.

Having previously competed in the Britain in Bloom competitions, Cullybackey are competing in the 2018 Ulster in Bloom competition.

Lots of plans are currently in place to improve the appearance of Cullybackey.

Cullybackey is now an Award Winning Village in relation to the high profile Ulster in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions.

This year, 2018, shows Cullybackey looking better than ever!

There has been and continues to be a tremendous amount of work done by the volunteers of Cullybackey Community Partnership, local people and local businesses to ensure Cullybackey continues to look better each year.

Cullybackey is sure not to disappoint this Festive season, as it is packed full of festive fun and glorious gifts, the scenic village by the River Maine has the festive season all wrapped up!

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