Hamper for snowman trail winner
FROSTY the snowman was hidden in Kingswood, along with friends including Sparkle, Marshmallow, Pickles and Jack Frost.
The 20 decorated snowmen were concealed in shop windows around the town centre for the fifth annual snowman trail, organised by Kingswood Business Association.
Eagle-eyed children who spotted all of the snowmen received a prize on the day and were entered into an overall prize draw.
This year’s winners, pictured, were local family Aaron and Karen Glanville, whose children Theo and Ayla linked all of the snowmen’s names with the businesses displaying them.
Thanks to donations from the Kingswood branch of Wilko, the family received a gift hamper filled with wine and chocolates for the adults, as well as sweets, toys and colouring pens.
Theo, who is a big fan of the cartoon Paw Patrol, was especially pleased by the Paw Patrol figure in the hamper. The family are already keen to take part in next Christmas’s event.
The competition, held on 19 December, was free to enter. Although a quieter affair than previous years, as residents adhered to Covid-19 guidelines, it still proved to be an enjoyable way to entertain children while out on a shopping trip.
Kingswood Business Association secretary Nick Worlock said the trail was more low key than usual.
He said: “We did less promotional activity than usual this year and had all the snowmen displayed in shop windows so that participants didn’t need to go into the shops to find them.
“We also considered suspending the event at the last minute as coronavirus case numbers in Kingswood had started to rise in December. However, the council agreed it would be a good opportunity to distribute its latest Covid flyer with our entry forms, so the event went ahead.”