Dafen Forum held its 10th Christmas Fair last Friday, with yet another fantastic fireworks display by award winning pyrotechnists Pendragon, a snow machine, and a visit from Disney Frozen's Elsa and Olaf; as well as Beauty and the Beast and comic book heroes Captain America and Batman.
By the time the performers, families and dignitaries reached the entertainment marquee, the weather had begun to clear and a full moon beamed down upon the Park. The primary school choirs from Dafen C.P., Halfway C.P., and St. Mary's R.C., were outstanding as usual, and made the village proud.
At the end of the performances, Captain America turned a snow machine upon the excited children and the crowd. Afterwards the costume characters made the children balloon-models, and posed for photographs.
At this year's School Arts and Crafts Competition, the winners, judged by photographer Joyce Mollet A.R.P.S., were:
Reception class to age 6 :– 1st. Charlie Williams (St. Mary's); 2nd. Oliver Ryan (Halfway); 3rd. Ava Ellerton (St Mary's).
Years 4 – 6: 1st. Ancara Drew (Halfway); 2nd. Ella Kavanagh (St. Mary's); 3rd. Shakira May (Dafen).
Comprehensive: 1st. Coral Thomas; 2nd. Daria Baranska; 3rd Abbie Harries (all St. John Lloyd).
Each received a trophy for their winning entries. The winners and runners up also received individual letters from Nia Griffith MP congratulating them on their work, and the pictures will be put up on display in Llanelly House until Christmas. Congratulations to the winners, and to all the school children who entered for another fantastic effort.
Finally, the weather was perfect for our annual fireworks display, which was as spectacular as ever.
Dafen Forum would like to thank all those that helped us make this year's carnival possible.
We also thank George Linsey Funfair and Crazy Crepes for their continued support, no matter what the weather, and Dafen Church for allowing us to use the church hall grounds.
Finally we must thank all those who came out to support the event and all the volunteers who have given up their time to make it a success, as well as our stall holders, schools, local P.S.O.'s, and St John's Ambulance. Gwylon Jones, Mike Powell, Chris & Sarah Randel, Daniel Vaughan, Brian Evans, Alan Baker, Awen Morgan, Ray Thorne, Sandra Cooke, Dianne Henry. All your efforts have helped build a sense of pride in our community and have left us all with many happy memories.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Committee: Susan Lewis, Andrew Rogers, Lisa Hopkins, Mr. J. Tree, Rosemary Emery, Sharen Davies, Tegwen Devichand, Rosemary Bartlett, Andrew Lloyd, Steve Warne-Thomas, Rebecca Warne-Thomas, Janice Jones, Cellan Such, Paul Hendra, Andrea Halpin.