An audience of almost 350 hit helped hit the festive high notes at the Salvation Army’s annual community carol service on Christmas Eve.
The town hall reverberated to the wonderful singing, and from the opening carol, O Come All Ye Faithful, to the finale of Joy To The World, it was clear that the true spirit of Christ’s birth was much in evidence.
Joyce Tinlin and Dr Geoff Ross were the guest soloists, accompanied by Rosalyn Walker, and all three rose above the standards identified with the Christmas Eve service. The 2nd Hawick Brownies were a delight with their tambourines during Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, while the Salvation Army’s adult timbrel group were also in great form. Both groups were accompanied by members of the Saxhorn Band, the Salvation Army Band and a few from the Jedburgh band. The conductor was Greig Murray.
A Nativity was performed by local children to a solo by Mrs Tinlin, Child In A Manger Born, that brought a tear to the eye. The charity supported was the Young Adult Carers, part of the Borders Carers Group, which received £900.