Winners. Creativity and festive spirit was abundant at this year’s Smithton Christmas Parade with floats of all shapes and sizes.
The annual event is run by Rotary Club of Smithton, with cash prizes awarded to the judges’ favourites. This year’s winners were:
• Best Christmas Theme: Smithton Scouts – Polar Express
• Runner-up Christmas Theme: Smithton Primary School – Christmas in Australia with the Family
• Second Runner-up Christmas Theme: Smithton Girl Guides – Summer Holly Daze
• Best Community Entry: Emmerton Park Aged Care Facility – Emmerton’s Convoy
• Best Business Entry: Circular Head Children’s Services – Santa Express
• Best Business Vehicle: Pip Greene – Datsun 1200 ute
• Best Girls and Boys Bikes: William, Sophie and Elizabeth Ettlin – family tie
For the second year running, Rotary has also thrown a festive ‘Christmas Lights Competition’ with winners announced at the parade. The winners were:
• Best Business Lights: WT House Betta Home Living
• Best Lit House and Garden – Residential: Jodie Young, 66 Montagu Road, Smithton
• Best Lit House and Garden – Rural: Betty and Merv Kay, 88 Mauds Road, Scotchtown
• Encouragement Award: Debbie Garrett, 19 Fossey Street, Smithton
• Grand Champion: Natasha Wilmot and BJ Foster, 2 Lialeeta Crescent, Smithton.
Rotary thanked all entrants in both competitions for making Christmas extra special for the children of Circular Head.