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GALLERY: Woodley enjoys a successful Winter Extravaganza

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Woodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa's elves are Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) Oderberg
A human fruit machine from the Woodley and Earley Lions, from left: Mike Tarling, Tony Milne, Peter Morten, Woodley Town Crier Tony Roper, Paul Normam and Paul ChoulesWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 -  The Galbraith-Stevens Barrel OrganWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 -  The Galbraith-Stevens Barrel OrganThomas Poole aims high on a climbing wallThomas Poole aims high on a climbing wallWoodley Baptist Church invited people to get in the picture. From left: Graham Slumbler, Kevin Lowen, Denice Lowen, Jenny Burrows and Mark BurrowsLuisa Brandon (11) and Neiva Singh (7) sell bags at the Woodley Girl Guides stallWaingels College Rotary Club: Jaymie Bunce (17), Darcy Davies (16) and Jessica Findeis (16)Town crier Tony RoperSausage lady Hollie Wesley on the German sausage stallWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Wokingham borough mayor, Cllr Parry BatthWoodley Deputy Mayor Cllr Jenny ChengWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Reindeer pull Santa's sleighWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Reindeer pull Santa's sleighWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa arrives with his elves Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa arrives with his elves Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa's elves are Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa's elves are Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa's elves are Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa's elves are Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa's elves are Eloise (6) and Joshua (5) OderbergWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa outside his grottoWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Santa outside his grottoStilt Walker Jonathan Stevens from Circus SceneWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Royal Castle Jazz BandWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Royal Castle Jazz BandWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - OBJ Morris DancersWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - OBJ Morris DancersWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Eliza Chandler, Hannah Chandler, Leo Chandler (3½), Cllr Jenny Cheng, Gemma Stevens and Jamie Chandler (owner)Leo Chandler (3½), Cllr Jenny ChengWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Leo Chandler (3½), Cllr Jenny ChengWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Leo Chandler (3½), Cllr Jenny ChengWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - St John Bosco church from left: Liz Cramp,. Eileen Fond, Tina Hancock, Mary Strawbridge, selling cakes in aid of its Romanian Link Group, an orphanage the church supportsSue and Evie (13) Hamblin collecting for Wokingham and Bracknell MencapWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Starlets performingWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Crowds watch Starlet dance schoolWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Crowds watch Starlet dance schoolWoodley Winter Extravaganza 2015 - Crowds watch Starlet dance schoolJo Burnage from Riverside Tea Garden at Sonning Lock

HUNDREDS of people packed out Woodley town centre to greet Santa at the annual Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday.

The jolly fellow stole the show when he arrived with his reindeer but there was also music, dancing, circus acts and craft, trade and charity stalls for the whole family to enjoy.

Throughout the day, the main stage was home to live entertainment from local groups including Berzerk, Starlet dance school, Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow, the Rock Choir and Beechwood Primary School.

The event opened with welcoming speeches from Wokingham Borough Mayor cllr Parry Batth and Woodley Town Council deputy mayor cllr Jenny Cheng.

Many local groups had charity stalls including members of St John Bosco church, Scouts and Guides and the Rotary Club. The Woodley and Earley Lions ran a human fruit machine.

Local businesses also had stalls to allow visitors to enjoy some Christmas shopping while supporting Woodley businesses.

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Jamie Chandler, from Sweet Treatz had a stall at the event. He said: “It was really good. There was a great Christmas atmosphere.

“I think there must have been over a thousand people there.

“I’ve been to the event before but never taken part. It was very successful for us and I will definitely take part again.

“It’s an amazing event with lovely people and is very well organised.”

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