Carnival in doubt

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

GAYN­DAH’S Christ­mas carnival is in dan­ger of be­ing can­celled.

The Mardi Gras Christ­mas Carnival has been a ma­jor an­nual event at Gayn­dah for years, but its fu­ture is un­cer­tain due to a lack of sup­port.

The event brings Santa to town to give lol­lies to the chil­dren, and stalls fill the main road. But Gayn­dah Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Hugh McKid said the fu­ture of the Christ­mas carnival was in doubt.

He said the event was strug­gling due to a “lack of sup­port and man­power”. “We need peo­ple to do stalls, par­tic­u­larly sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions and kids’ groups,” he said.

“Any or­gan­i­sa­tion in­ter­ested in help­ing out we would ap­pre­ci­ate if you could come for­ward as soon as pos­si­ble. We don’t want to lose our Christ­mas carnival.” Groups or in­di­vid­u­als who can help should contact Mr McKid at gayn­dah.cham­ber@gmail.com.

■ What do you think about the fu­ture of the carnival? Email ed­i­to­rial@south­bur­nett­times.com.au.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

CHRIST­MAS SPIRIT: Hugh McKid needs community sup­port to en­sure Gayn­dah has a Christ­mas carnival this year.

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