Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Countdown Begins; Many Festive Events for the Family

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Countdown Begins; Many Festive Events for the Family

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COOROY'S community Christmas tree lit up last Friday evening.

Taking the honours of turning on the decorations was young Cole Dakin, accompanied by John Jenkin from Ricon, a tireless supporter of the Christmas in Cooroy celebrations.

Sunshine Coast councillor Lew Brennan was on hand to MC the proceedings and help count down to turning on the lights.

The Butter Factory Arts Centre was the venue for the judging of the annual photographic competition. These photographs are still on display, as well as a spectacular exhibition of the works of Cynthia Morgan.

The rafters of what was formerly a butter factory were lifted by the particularly melodic carol singing provided by the Hinterland Christian Centre Singers.

Then on Saturday, the huge amount of work by our district was on display when the annual Christmas parade was held on Maple St, Cooroy.

Hundreds of people lined the street, enjoying the fun and appreciating the quality of the displays.

Cooroy State Primary School's Possum Express was a crowd favourite, as was a tall, interesting looking alien which, with two people inside the costume, was having great difficulty staying upright.

Steve Hall from Cooroy Fruit Bowl cleverly decorated his forklift as the Big Apple, paying homage not just to the fruit but also New York.

Hinterland Plumbing's float, with pipes going everywhere depicting opportunities for recycling, intrigued the appreciative crowd.

Kin Kin Christmas

THE festivities continue tonight with the annual Kin Kin Christmas tree event being held at the Kin Kin Sportsground (behind the Country Life Hotel, off Main St) from 5-9pm.

Santa will arrive at 6.15pm and there will be loads of free entertainment, including horse and carriage rides, jumping castle, face painting, sausage sizzle and drinks for the children, plus carols will be sung.

Please bring your child a gift (under $10 value) wrapped and with their name on it (written in permanent marker) to the sportsground canteen by 5.30pm, or alternatively give to Jo at the post office before 11am today.

A barbecue dinner will be available for adults and cold soft drinks. …

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