Posted: Tue 13th Dec 2011

Welsh Elf Champion Crowned At Eagles Meadow for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Dec 13th, 2011

Pictured is winner Molly Stanley with runners up Annabell Edwards and McKenzie Griffiths.

Five year old Molly Stanley from Wrexham was crowned as Wales’s Elf Champion this weekend.

Molly, who’s a pupil of St Mary’s Primary School, was chosen by a panel of judges headed by the man of the moment, Father Christmas.

The second Welsh Elf Championships were held in the cafe of Debenhams at Eagles Meadow, Wrexham.

Molly was extremely proud to be crowned the Champion Elf of Wales and couldn’t wait to tell her friends at school.

As part of her prize she won a £50 voucher for Frankie and Benny’s, a family ticket for two adults and two children at the Odeon, a family ticket for bowling at Tenpin and a four tickets for Cinderella at the Stiwt Theatre in Rhos.

Her mum, Katie Cooney, said: “I thought it was a brilliant event and everyone made a really good effort. They all looked lovely.

“Molly is going to be very busy now, she’ll be busy with her Elf duties and we’re going to have a lovely Christmas with all these prizes.”

Two other elves, McKenzie Griffiths, five, a pupil at St Ethelwold’s Primary School, in Queensferry and Annabell Edwards, five, who goes to Llay Park Primary School, were the runners up.

They won a £50 voucher for Frankie and Benny’s and an Odeon family ticket.

McKenzie’s grandmother, Mary Griffiths, said: “I thought it was great. It’s the first time that we’ve ever been here, but we will definitely be coming again.

“Mackenzie’s really enjoyed it and I am very proud of him.”

Equally delighted was Annabell’s mum, Haley Williamson, who said: “It’s made me feel all Christmassy, any excuse to dress the kids up, they were very excited about meeting Father Christmas.”

All the elves who entered received a goodie bag from the Sugacane sweet shop in Eagles Meadow along with a certificate for being a Highly Commended Elf.

The proceedings were hosted by former children’s television presenter Nia Ceidiog, who hails from Wrexham.

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