Festive tree on walkies to bring in the crowds

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A walking talking Christmas tree will be used to help drum up business for a church fair this weekend.

Wetherby Methodist have used the marketing ploy for a few years and hope it will bring further success on Saturday.

“Those of you who are eagle eyed will also spot our Walking Christmas Tree which will be wandering around Wetherby Town Centre in the morning helping to advertise the event,” said fair co-ordinator Trevor Waite.

“This is always a very happy occasion, an opportunity to snap up some Christmas bargains, enjoy the Coffee Shop Refreshments and meet with your friends.”

The fair, in the Methodist Church on Bank Street, from 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday December 5, will play host to a wide variety of attractions from toys, books, gifts, tools and decorations.

There will also be a games room to keep the children entertained, with prizes galore.

“Local businesses have very kindly provided prizes for the raffle which will also take place, so if you fancy a back massage, manicure, a half price meal for two people, a gift voucher towards your Christmas Turkey or a box of Thornton’s Chocolates then please come along and buy some tickets,” added Mr Waite.

The church’s weekly coffee shop will also be open as normal, serving bacon butties.

But organisers urged people to get there early to grab a bargain or two.