Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Elves Are in Carol Spirit; Heavy Rain Forces Event to Relocate

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Elves Are in Carol Spirit; Heavy Rain Forces Event to Relocate

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Byline: Annie Perets annie.perets@ frasercoastchronicle.com.au

WITH Santa Claus busy preparing presents for Christmas, he has sent helpers to the Fraser Coast to tell him who has been naughty or nice.

Fraser Coast's resident elves Di and Willis Paes will be checking up on the children at the Maryborough Carols on Sunday.

To be held at the Maryborough Showgrounds, Mrs Paes said the pair could not wait to put a smile on everyone's faces during

the happiest time of the

year.

"When my husband puts on the suit he becomes a different person - he starts jumping, skipping and giving everyone high-fives," Mrs Paes said.

"We ask them if they

have been good this year, and hopefully give them a bit of inspiration and let them know that there's something to look forward to in life."

Now a great-grandmother, Mrs Paes said it was beyond her wildest dreams to be hired by the man in red himself.

"I actually have a disability," she said. …

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