King's Lynn kids get to light up the big star
Two talented winners pressed the button to light up the star that sits atop Greenyard Frozen on Greenyard Way on the Hardwick Industrial Estate in Lynn yesterday.
The fruit-and-vegetable company had many entries from young people to their competition to make artwork out of recyclable materials.
The brilliant winning entries were made by Hayden Elliott, aged 11, and his younger brother Warren Cooper, aged six, both from Lynn, meant they got to press the red button to switch on the star.
Many drivers and commuters will have seen the star over the past few years, as they drive in to the Hardwick industrial estate, shining brightly.
Hayden, a pupil at Terrington High School and who says he would like to be a store clerk when he is older, made a winning lettuce using empty cola bottles, cutting it into the shapes of leaves and painting it green.
Warren, a pupil at Clenchwarton Primary and who would like to be a policeman when he grown up, made a red pepper by gluing the bottom parts of a cola bottle together, painting it red and adding a green stalk.
The boy's mum Tara Cooper said: "We saw the competition on facebook and I said to them come on we need your empty bottles. I said let's go for it, you might win."
The switching on of the star has become a tradition supported by the Lynn News and the boys wore their chief lighting technician hi-vis and were helped by staff from the plant to switch the star on.
Brendan Legrove, commercial director at Greenyard Frozen said: "It is all about interacting with the local community and a bit of fun. The quality and imagination of all the entrants was great and we had more in than ever before."
Laura Dixon, customer service manager said: "We are focusing on sustainability and the competition will have hopefully got the kiddies thinking as well."
Once the star was switched on the boys were each given a Christmas present.
When asked how it felt to win and switch the star on Hayden said: "Good."