Lichfield residents join in lantern procession fun

A lantern procession through north Lichfield saw more than 500 people take to the city’s streets.

People taking part in the lantern procession in Lichfield

People taking part in the lantern procession in Lichfield

Local residents created more than 160 handcrafted lanterns during the October 30 event.

The lantern procession was organised by North Lichfield Initiative and North Lichfield Community and Learning Partnership, with lots of support from local groups, agencies and volunteers.

Tracy Potts with her teapot lantern

Tracy Potts with her teapot lantern

Mike Kinghan, chair of North Lichfield Initiative, said:

“Seeing so many community members join in this year’s procession was brilliant. The lanterns were beautiful and it was plain to see all the hard work that has gone into creating them. This kind of event shows what can be done when we work together to create something wonderful. A huge thank you must go everyone who helped to make it such a success.”

Deputy County Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Ian Parry, added:

“Staffordshire County Council is proud to be involved in this year’s procession which proved to be a real success and I am delighted with such a high turnout. I am certain that all those involved enjoyed themselves immensely.”

The lantern procession was made possible by support from North Lichfield Community and Learning Partnership, Staffordshire County Council, North Lichfield Initiative, Lichfield District Council, B Arts, Adult and Community Learning Partnership, Lichfield & District CVS, Lichfield City Council, Curborough Community Centre, St John Ambulance, Staffordshire Youth Service, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue,  South Staffordshire Age Concern, Lichfield District Community Safety Partnership, Staffordshire Police, HomeZone Living, Lichfield Adventure Playcare Association (LAPA), Midlands Heart, and other volunteers.

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