Sky lights up at Paradise
THE night skies were ablaze with colour over Paradise Dam on New Year’s Eve.
Biggenden Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Corey Goldie said for a first-time event he was really pleased.
Thanks to the support of the sponsors there were firework displays, one at 9pm for the children and another at midnight.
Families arrived early and checked out the market and food stalls or cooked their own barbecue tea before setting up along the edge of the hillside for a front row seat.
And the oohs and ahhs from the crowd proved the show was a winner.
“It can only grow from here,” Mr Goldie said. “Next year it will be bigger and better. “Already we have taken bookings for next year at the dam.”
Cr Lofty Wendt said the night was “fantastic” and “outstanding”.
“It certainly was a family night, but then that’s what fireworks are about,” he said.
“I am a bit disappointed that there weren’t more locals present, but on the other hand there were a lot of strangers in attendance.
“This is a bonus for our area as they all go away with positive attitudes about the district.”
CRACKING NIGHT: Families sit around the edge of the hillside overlooking Paradise Dam to watch the fireworks on New Year's Eve.