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THE annual Llangennech Christmas Fair and Parade took place on Saturday (Dec 9) and attracted hundreds of people to the village for festive family fun.

The day’s proceedings began at 2pm, with activities catering for both the children and the adults. For the elders there were craft stalls and a live brass band filling the Community Centre with Christmas cheer. The children were spoilt for choice with Santa’s Grotto, a bouncy castle, music and refreshments.

The parade began from St Michaels School where Santa’s sleigh was given a police escort to Bridge Street. Santa then met up with the large number of volunteers and children with hand-made lanterns and marched to the community centre.

The village Christmas tree lights were turned on as Santa handed out sweets to the boys and girls who braved the cold weather.

The event, celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, was organised by the Llangennech Community Committee, all of whom were volunteers.

Llanelli Online were at the event, speaking to Huw Thomas, the chairman of the Community Centre Committee. Huw explained: ”It’s been going for a number of years now, it’s shared between Bryn and Llangennech. It has grown every year. This year it has included a lantern parade.

”We are very lucky in that we have volunteers, not just committee members, but also friends who help us out, and we’ve been keeping busy.”

Chairman of the Community Council Bill Griffiths added: ”It’s run by the community council and the community centre committee who are all volunteers. They do an excellent job in setting it all up.”

Watch our film of the event below:

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