Meander Valley Gazette

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Christmas cheer

EventsJoanne Eisemann

ONCE AGAIN, the Combined Churches of Deloraine are supporting two significant Christmas events, inviting everybody to take part in Carols by the River and the Christmas Day Dinner as part of their Christmas celebrations.

The Carols, now in their 31st year, will be held by the rotunda near the Meander River in Deloraine, on Saturday, 15th December.

Starting at 6.30pm with the free barbecue, entertainment will start at 7.30pm, finishing at about 9.00pm - a great opportunity for a family occasion.

The Meander Men, with their robust performance of songs and carols will begin, followed by school choirs and other entertainers, including the Kids’ Club.

Of course, everybody gets the chance to sing some favourite carols. Josh Skeat will be the MC.

The award-winning Christmas Day Dinner is held on Christmas Day (obviously) from noon. All are invited.

The Dinner will be held in the Mennonite Church (formerly the Uniting Church Hall) at 20 West Barrack Street. As well as a traditional Christmas dinner, there will be plenty of music and fun.

Russell MacKenzie will be MC and will help lead the singing of another round of community carols.

Betty and Warwick Holmes started the dinners fourteen years ago. After seven years, they moved to New Zealand and other people have now taken on the organising role.

Thanks to the generosity of the local combined churches and businesses, the event is free. A place must be booked by phoning Judy or Graham on 0434 845 697.