OUR 6TH LANTERN PARADE

Considering the dreadful weather the night before,  we were very lucky again with the Lantern Parade that the weather held.  Everyone came together to have another hour of fun bringing in the Parkinson’s Park lanterns from the Park to the Town Cross, and singing carols to the sound of Guiseley Brass Band.

This is a truly community affair with many different people doing their part and giving of their time and skill.   The cast list this year was as follows and we’d like to thank everyone.

PROJECT MANAGERS
Parade – Jennifer Kirkby
Refreshments – Chris Parapia
Music and Announcers – Vivien Hornsby Smith

MUSIC AND ANNOUNCERS
Guiseley Brass Band
Drums- Jacob Phillips, Codswallop
– Variety of Children
Welcome – Micky Munro (Guiseley Baptists)
Carol calling – Roger Smith (Guiseley Methodists)
Blessing – David Pickett (St Oswalds)

LANTERN CARRIERS
Peter Kirkby
Martyn Smith
Brian Gill
Diane Gill
Andy Cheetham
Jack Cheetham
Stuart Andrew
Michelle Phillips
LANTERNS MADE BY Lucy Phillips

REFRESHMENTS
Chris Parapia
Barbara Winfield
Guiseley Working Mens Club
Sian Cartwright – Buns and pies

MARSHALLS
Josie Brooks
Davide Tkac
Jennifer Kirkby
Vivien Hornsby Smith
Nicola Parkinson
Leekie Parapia
Carolone Herries – Carol Sheets

PHOTOGRAPHY
Leekie Parapia

STREET DRESSING
Karen Smith and Residents

ADVENT TREE DRESSING
Little Friends of Parkinson’s Park

SPONSORS
PA System – Cllr Graham Latty/Andy Cheetham
Blue Residential
Woodchip – Brooks Ecological
Gazebo – Guiseley Lights

PUBLICITY
Leaflet Design – Lucy Phillips
Churches – Vivien Hornsby Smith
Digital – Jennifer Kirkby
Delivery – Becky James and children
Josie Brooks

If there is something you would like to do on next year’s parade just let us know – we are always open to all ideas.

 

 

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About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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