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Sefton Sports Awards 2011

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Christmas Parcels 2010 Santa's Grotto 2010 Christmas Lights 2010 Concert Merchant Navy Memorial Flower Show 2010 Crosby Carnival 2010

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Santa’s Grotto - Wayfarers’ Arcade 2010
 

This year is the third time that Southport Lions have taken on the very important task of looking after Santa Claus while he is visiting Southport. Among many demands on his time, the Big Chap has pencilled in several visits to the town, and he will be at the Wayfarers’ Arcade each weekend between the end of November and the start of Christmas Week. This year, too, we have welcomed back a number of the boys and girls, and their parents, who have visited Santa in his Grotto on the previous two occasions.

While Santa brings his Little Helper with him, along with Rudolf and the Magic Sleigh, Southport Lions have sought out some local Elves who help the Big Chap in his task. The Grotto is set out with decorations and snow to remind Santa of his home back at the North Pole - and there is even a letter box for those all-important requests!

The normal scheme of things is for Santa (and his Little Helper) and Rudolf to bring the presents, but this year was marked early on by one young gentleman who very ceremoniously presented Santa with his own special Christmas present: a mince pie, neatly wrapped. In view of efin safety, and a rapidly approaching eat-by date, the pie met its destiny well before Christmas!

This year, with economic circumstances being what they are, there is more demand than ever for Southport Lions’ Christmas Parcels, and the money raised by the Grotto, along with the proceeds of the Concert in September, will all go to provide well over 200 parcels to local needy people. Truly Christmas is a time to remember and be remembered.