Deck the town halls

The Stanley Combined Churches Christmas Carols, among other local carolling events, welcome one and all to share in the merriment in the coming weeks.

Entertainment. Joy to Circular Head, for the festive season is upon us.

Christmas carols will resound throughout Circular Head in the coming weeks as community members come together in celebration.

The festivities will begin at the Montagu Community Church this Saturday, where locals will join for a barbecue followed by an evening of carolling. A light supper will close the evening.

The following night, community members will gather at either end of the region for events at the Marrawah Hall and Stanley Town Hall.

The Stanley Combined Churches Christmas Carols will feature an array of talent from Stanley and Forest primary schools including the Spice Kids, to the students of Inpulse Dance and Fitness.

The band for the evening, comprising Jenny and Leighton Poke with daughter Elyse, Sue Buckby, Lyn Nankervis, Karen Pyke, Dianne Ferguson and Jeff Power, will be joined by special guests including Sam Humphries on bass and tuba, David Buchanan on saxophone and Josie Riches on violin.

Power will perform alongside children Xander, Leila and Tilly while Annette Dawes joins with daughters Kimberly Stokes and Shannon Heald.

Chris Lynch will work his magic on the sound desk while Ayla Nutting, Kathryn Poke, Jonathan Marshall, Emily Tuffnell and The Accoladies also entertain throughout the evening.

Stay on your best behaviour as Santa Claus may stop by to share in the merriment before refreshments are served at the end of the evening.

After enjoying the sights at the Smithton Christmas Parade next Friday, huddle up with a blanket under the stars for Carols in the Park at Anzac Park.

Featuring special guests from the Stanley event, the Smithton carols will be short and sweet but packed with entertainment, to allow community members to revel in light looking afterwards.

Then head to Mawbanna Community Church next Sunday for the last of the community carolling evenings.

For more information on local carolling events, check out Festive Dates on page 5.

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