THE winner of this year’s Mayfield Christmas poster competition has been announced.
Lawfield Primary pupil Murryn Hill (10) was declared the overall winner by a panel of judges – chief executive of the McSence Group David Maxwell, Colin Cassidy of Basically Tool Hire and Advertiser editor Jo Robinson.
The winning design will now adorn the posters and programme for the event.
As part of her prize, Murryn will turn on Mayfield’s Christmas lights on Sunday, December 9.
Councillor Lisa Beattie (SNP) explained more about the big day: “All the kids get a present and there is no charge for this.
“Everyone helps out for free. Each year we get sponsorship from local businesses, support from the community council and Izzie Allen at the library is always very busy with this.
“It runs from 2- 4.30pm in the leisure centre with stalls, face painting, prizes, Mayfield Pipe Band and of course – Santa. And also this year we will have a fancy-dress party.
“Then we go outside for the lights getting switched on.”
Councillor Beattie also made a plea for local businesses to donate prizes for the raffle – the proceeds of which are split between the event funding for next year and the local organisations that help out: “We depend on the raffle prizes.
“We are grateful for any donation.”
If you would like to donate a raffle prize, contact Councillor Beattie on 0131 271 3090.