In towns all over the country it is usual to celebrate Happy Christmas, or the more traditional Merry Christmas, with public displays of Christmas lights. However, visitors to Diss will note that, once again, the Christmas tree on the Mere announces a “Rotary Christmas” to all.
Why does the Rotary Club think its name should be written large and in lights? Would the people of Diss be prepared to accept the branding of Christmas with the name of a supermarket or fast food chain on a floating billboard on the Mere? I sincerely hope not.
At this time of “goodwill to all men” it would be nice if the business community showed a little humility rather than hijack the Christmas season as a mere marketing opportunity.