15/12/05 – Lions strike tour deal with Santa!
Posted on Thursday, December 15 @ 00:09:17 GMT by craig
Anonymous writes “Santa to tour Burton Green, Balsall Common, Berkswell and Fen End
Balsall Common Lions have pulled it off again! They’ve cut an amazing deal in Lapland and flown Santa in for a pre-Christmas spin round the block to see the kids and spray goodwill in everyone’s faces. And while he’s doing that Lions International will be handing out Christmas Cards and raising cash for good causes.
Now I’m no scrooge but there is an element of this plan I take slight issue with. I don’t understand Santa’s willingness to come see all these pesky kids. They’ve clearly ridden their luck this year and must rank as the naughtiest batch ever. I just can’t figure why the jolly old fat bloke would want to visit when he could be making extra presents for the good kids.
Anyway I suspect he was in two minds and it was those cool ‘roary’ Lion dudes who persuaded him to come back for the 30th year running. So well done them and well done him for agreeing to make the trip the mad fool.
So when is the tour? It commences on Friday 16th December 2005 with St Nick kicking off his tour in Burton Green, then Balsall Common, Berkswell and Fen End, where he’ll receive abuse, have Christmas puddings and broken furniture thrown at him and wave till his arms fall off.
All our local Lions Club ask in return is that you give great dollops of cash for good causes. So stick some where it’ll be easy to grab and hand over quickly to these kindly souls when they visit your street.
Santa’s Tour Dates
Santa’s tour around Balsall Common, Berkswell, Fen End and Burton Green runs from 18th to 23rd December as follows …
Santa’s Christmas Float Schedule
Friday 16th December – Burton Green – 5.30 – 9.00pm
Westwood Heath Road
Copt Oak Close
Sports Centre (Tile Hill)
Saturday 17th – South Balsall – 5.30 – 9.00pm
Kenilworth Road (start at southern end)
Meeting House Lane (Kelsey Lane End)
Tuesday 20th – Berkswell & east Balsall – 6.00 – 9.00pm
Old Waste Lane
Waste Lane (East of Disused Railway Bridge)
Station Road from Railway to Sunnyside Lane
Wednesday 21st – Fen End & West Balsall – 6.00 – 9.00pm
Oakley ‘dokerley’ Estate, Fen End
Balsall Street (Start at Saracen’s Head)
Needlers End Lane
Thursday 22nd – North Balsall – 6.00 – 9.00pm
Start in Greenfield Avenue
Michael Blanning Place
Wootton Green Lane
Kenilworth Road (North)
Station Road (to Sunnyside Lane)
Meeting House Lane (Station Road End)
Friday 23rd – Central Balsall/Kemps Green Road Estate – 5.30 – 9.00pm
Station Road (starting at island heading towards Balsall Street)
Balsall Street East
Kemps Green Road
Dale Meadow Close
Sear Hills Close
Childs Oak Close
p.s. Kids, make sure Santa’s helpers are amply rewarded, to ensure Santa is equally generous to you!
Merry Christmas to everyone (except for the pesky kids)