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Denise Lewis to get Christmas started in Gerrards Cross
AN OLYMPIC gold medallist will get Christmas started in Gerrards Cross.
Denise Lewis is switching on the lights to herald the village's Rotary Christmas Festival on Wednesday.
Organisers are encouraging everyone to come and enjoy what promises to be a fun-filled event for all the family.
Schoolchildren will be singing carols at the Guide Hall in Station Road after the lights have been switched on at 6pm.
Jackie Spring, one of the organisers, said: "It should be a really great evening.
"We have been working hard on it for some months now, and we're hoping it will be one of the most memorable events of the year in Gerrards Cross.
"We are really pleased that Denise Lewis is coming, and we hope that lots of people come to enjoy the day and take part in the activities we have planned."
Station Road will be closed from 5.30pm but shops throughout the village will be open, and there will be entertainment in Packhorse Road, including a brass band and Rock Choir.
There will be lots of competitions and stalls, and individual activities in various village shops.
It is also hoped a pony and trap with bells attached will jingle through the village to add to the Christmas sparkle.
Mrs Spring added: "The focus will be on fun for children, but there will also be plenty of things for adults.
"We want to encourage people who are passing through Gerrards Cross on the night to stop and come and enjoy the fun."
■ Before all this fun, there is a Christmas craft fair at the Memorial Centre on Saturday, from 10am until 3pm, where gifts, clothes and cards will be on sale.
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