The Mayor of Douglas, Debbie Pitts, is busy making a set of hand-painted ‘nativity rocks’ characters which, starting on Thursday November 23 - the day when she will be switching on the Christmas lights in the evening - she will be hiding at well-known locations around Douglas operated by Douglas Borough Council. She is inviting children to seek out the rocks - nine in all - and return them to Douglas Town Centre Management’s office at 13 Church Street, where they will be rewarded with a selection box and a donation of £50 to the Manx charity of their choice sponsored by the mayoral charity appeal fund.
Once all the stones ‘rock up’ at 13 Church Street the Mayor, who said she was inspired by the Isle of Man Rocks initiative and was helped by Julia Minay to decorate the rocks, plans to create a nativity scene with them to display in the Mayor’s parlour.
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Photo - The Mayor of Douglas Debbie Pitts with Julia Minay and young hopefuls looking to find the cache of nativity rocks. Picture Andrew Barton.