Mayor as popular as Scooby Doo

WHICH celebrity guest would you invite to a prestigious event if cartoon characters Scooby Doo and Ben Ten were unavailable?

Halton Holegate Primary School’s year one pupils unexpectedly chose the Mayor of Spilsby Coun Michael Lenton as their preferred guest for an upcoming play, when they discovered the fictional characters couldn’t make it.

Coun Lenton said it ‘made his day’ when he found himself inundated with invites to attend the school production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this summer.

He said: “It’s the best thing to have happened to me as Mayor this year, it’s just fantastic and it’s what the role is all about.”

Headteacher Mandy Cherry was initially surprised by the choice but as the children had enjoyed meeting the Mayor on a number of occasions, she could understand where the decision had come from.

She said: “I thought it was really special - they’ve all met him and clearly he is someone that they felt had made an impact on their lives.”