ADDING SPARKLE: Jo Dowling and Dael Giddins are thrilled with how the tree has turned out.
ADDING SPARKLE: Jo Dowling and Dael Giddins are thrilled with how the tree has turned out. Adam McCleery

Light up your Christmas spirit

CHRISTMAS has already arrived in Gayndah with the construction of the Gayndah Rotary and Community Christmas Tree outside Gayndah Magistrates Court.

Gayndah Development Association member Jo Dowling, along with a number of volunteers, erected the tree in time for the official lighting this Thursday, November 16.

"It's time already, time to launch Christmas in Gayndah,” Mrs Dowling said.

"It has come out looking really good.”

Work on erecting the tree begun at 6.30am to allow for more volunteers to be involved before school and work.

"It still feels like we got it up quicker this year than we did last year,” Mrs Dowling said

The Christmas tree lighting will take place this Thursday, November 16, at 7.30pm and the entire community is invited to attend, with festivities beginning from 6pm.

The event will include an appearance from Santa, the launch of the official Stop and Shop Local Passport Competition and extended business trading hours.

The Stop and Shop Local campaign has been a success in previous years and Mrs Dowling looked forward to seeing it continue.

"Bendigo Bank Mundubbera have once again donated the money to buy an iPad for the prize,” Mrs Dowling said.

Unlike in previous years, the winner of the draw will not have to be at the Christmas tree lighting to win the prize.

There is also the Get a Gayndah Gift this Christmas campaign.

"Don't forget if you are a Facebook-using business to utilise the 'Get A Gayndah Gift this Christmas' group to post your Christmas gift ideas,” Mrs Dowling said.

"This is a great little marketing tool that reaches lots of Facebook users.”

Bring your chair or a picnic blanket to the Christmas tree lighting and enjoy a family dinner, with tasty food available for purchase from a variety of vendors in town.


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