Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Santa Truck Ready to Spread Festive Cheer; Sapar Rolls out the Fun in Christmas ,Cytradition'

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Santa Truck Ready to Spread Festive Cheer; Sapar Rolls out the Fun in Christmas ,Cytradition'

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Byline: Andrew Korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

IT'S almost that time of year when a rough-and-ready Sapar truck gets a complete overhaul to become one very bright, Christmas carol-pumping motorised Santa Claus sleigh.

The Sapar Landscape Supplies company at Raceview has been decking one of its trucks out like a Christmas tree for the past 14 years, with the novelty quickly gaining popularity among the crowds that frequent domestic light displays in the suburbs of Ipswich.

It takes a whole day to fit all of the lights, smoke machines and generators required to spread the Christmas message.

Sapar spokeswoman Suzanne Barnard said Santa Claus and one of his helpful elves would be touring most Ipswich suburbs between 7pm and 10pm each night from December 19 to 23.

C[pounds sterling]Santa and the elf will hand out glow sticks and candy canes to the children and big kids too,C[yen] Ms Barnard said.

C[pounds sterling]We hand out about 1000 glowsticks and 2000 candy canes every year. …

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