IT was a stunning Christmas lights switch-on in Kelty as generations came together for a fantastic family event.

Pupils from Kelty and St Joseph’s primary schools were the stars of the show as they performed songs before one lucky youngster won a draw to flick the switch.

Betty Rodden, convenor of Kelty Community Council, said: “It all went extremely well.

“As it’s an event for the children, you had mums, dads, grans and grandads all turning out for it and the community centre was packed full.

“It was a very big turnout which was great to see.”

Pupils from both schools had rehearsed a special Kelty Christmas carol for the afternoon and they left the gathering crowd in awe.

“The children were just amazing,” Betty said.

“It was great to have both schools coming together and for the nursery children to sing four songs, too. How they remember everything I don’t know!

“Laura Hodge and her partner, Kevin, from Beat Box Productions, were amazing with the kids and helped them to create an amazing Christmas carol.”

The switch-on had a special touch with four residents from Benarty View Care Home invited along.

One of the elderly ladies, Margaret Sneddon, was one of Kelty Public School’s first ever nursery teachers.

She was presented with flowers and then carried out a prize draw to find out who would do the honours and light-up the town with a festive feel.

The Christmas tree inside the centre was illuminated which started the sequence which would see the car park tree and Main Street lights in the village soon follow.