Switch-on is a first at Desborough gala

Cllr Keli Watts, deputy mayor of Kettering Borough, Cllr Allan Matthews, chairman of Desborough Town Council, David Larmour, chairman of Desborough Town Centre Partnership help out Desborough Carnival Queen Bethany McKinnon, her senior attendant Charlotte Johnson and children's entertainer Smee turn on the Desborough lights.
Cllr Keli Watts, deputy mayor of Kettering Borough, Cllr Allan Matthews, chairman of Desborough Town Council, David Larmour, chairman of Desborough Town Centre Partnership help out Desborough Carnival Queen Bethany McKinnon, her senior attendant Charlotte Johnson and children's entertainer Smee turn on the Desborough lights.
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A Christmas tree lights switch-on was the centrepiece of the annual Desborough Gala Night.

The event, organised by the Desborough Town Partnership and supported by a number of town organisations, featured a visit from children’s entertainer Smee, who is one of the actors in this year’s Lighthouse Theatre pantomime, Peter Pan.

This year was the first time the switch-on ceremony had been held as part of the Gala Night.

Desborough Carnival Queen Bethany McKinnon and her senior attendant Charlotte Johnson performed the honours, with help from council dignitaries including Cllr Keli Watts, deputy mayor of Kettering Borough, Cllr Allan Matthews, chairman of Desborough Town Council and David Larmour, chairman of Desborough Town Centre Partnership.

Desborough town clerk Leigh Parkin said: “Smee and friends called in at the St Giles Church Christmas Tree Festival to find the Peter Pan Tree before meeting and greeting the people of Desborough along Station Road.

“The evening was a great success.”

The event took place on Friday, November 30.