A group of Cullybackey men have extended thanks to everyone who supported their seasonally spirited efforts to provide the village with its own Christmas tree.
Having heard that there was no plan for a tree this year, ‘The Half Nine Club’ decided to do something about it.
The Club of men of various ages, who meet in Cullybackey six nights a week for a chat and a bit of craic over a cuppa, were quick to act, sorting out the necessary transport, cranes and lights etc. to turn their festive plan into a reality.
And, on a very wet, cold Saturday morning they gathered in the village to erect the tree and were delighted that everything went to plan.
A spokesperson for the Club said: “The Half Nine Club would just like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all in the local business community who helped in any way at all - without your help it would have been a larger task. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the people of Cullybackey!”