FEELING FESTIVE: Jensen Callanan and Emmett Willis help set up the 2019 Community Christmas Tree in Gayndah on Saturday. Photo: Contributed
FEELING FESTIVE: Jensen Callanan and Emmett Willis help set up the 2019 Community Christmas Tree in Gayndah on Saturday. Photo: Contributed

You know it’s Christmas when Gayndah tree goes up

AT 7.30PM on Friday, Gayndah will gather on the Court House lawn for a treasured annual tradition: the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.

A joint initiative between the Rotary Club and the Development Association, and with the financial support of North Burnett Regional Council, the tree has already been erected and the town decked out with baubles after a working bee on Saturday.

About 30 volunteers pitched in, with some working on the main tree while others distributed baubles.

The tree took about two hours to erect.

Setting up the 2019 Community Christmas Tree in Gayndah. Photo: Contributed
Setting up the 2019 Community Christmas Tree in Gayndah. Photo: Contributed

“Just you wait until you see it lit up,” club secretary Dael Giddins said.

“It is such a great feeling to have everyone make the effort to help out.”

Aside from decorated baubles and the main tree, smaller trees, which were once mounted on power poles in Capper St, have been given a second life and placed around town this year.

For the kids, Santa will be arriving at the lawn at 6pm, with lollies and a mailbox for letters they would like to write.

Bruce McGilvery will also be performing live music, while raffle tickets will be sold for the ham wheel.

Several shops around town will be open for Christmas shopping.

This is the fourth year the tree has made an appearance, after it was purchased in 2016.


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