Residents from Ashdene and Oakdene care homes in Sleaford had special guests on Christmas Day.
A visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Sleaford, Brian and Pat Watson, along with Santa.
In his Christmas and New Year message, Mr Watson said: “Throughout 2013, it has been a privilege for me to serve as the Mayor of Sleaford. I have attended a number of engagements with community groups, local charities, schools, voluntary organisations and business in and around the town and local area.
“From these engagements, I have learned about the tremendous amount of work done by them to support the people of Sleaford, and the help and encouragement given by them to help the young and not so young residents of our town. They all deserve our support, which I have been happy to give this past year and I would personally like to thank them all for the extraordinary welcomes, my wife and myself have received at their events and meetings.
“I recognise that this past year has held many challenges for all of us. The Town Council has been putting plans in place to improve the cemetery footpaths. A lease has now been signed with the Sleaford Museum Trust for the conversion of the old toilet block in Monument Gardens, to enable a town museum to be built in the New Year. We are proud of our unique town and your council is pleased to be able to support Christmas festivities and the Christmas Market that is run by councillors and volunteers.
“But let us not forget to care for those who are less fortunate than us, including the elderly, the infirm and the bereaved, and the vulnerable people in our town. Also, we should give our gratitude to those who over the Christmas and New Year holidays will be working, such as the hospitals, doctors, emergency staff and those who give their time to help the homeless over the festive season.
“I hope everyone has had a very happy Christmas and hope that 2014 will be prosperous and healthy for us all.”