Switching on the Christmas cheer in face of grinch antics
THE official launch of Christmas in Gayndah will be held today with the official lighting of the new town Christmas tree on Capper St.
Rotary member Joanne Dowling was thrilled by the turn out of people and the cross-section of community support.
A Facebook post was put out seeking assistance from interested community members received a great response.
“A couple of people had come up to me on the street and said they would be glad to throw some money in,” Mrs Dowling said.
“After I put the post up on Facebook, it only took six days and we had the money we needed committed.
“Everybody here is giving their own time, from electricians to builders and the men’s shed who have built the fence. There is such a great cross-section of the community here today.”
The official Gayndah Christmas tree lighting will kick off from 6pm with a visit from Santa Claus for the kids and the official lighting of the tree scheduled for 7.30pm.
Unfortunately, the spreading of Christmas cheer is being marred by the continued theft of a number of the community Christmas decorations hanging around town.
Handmade baubles by the Gayndah Development Association are for the whole community to enjoy.
Five baubles were stolen from Capper St at around 8.30pm on Tuesday night.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information regarding this theft, please contact Jo Dowling on 0407 164 468 or Gayndah Police on 4161 1211.
The thieves are being asked to return the baubles to the main street or risk the involvement of police.
CHRISTMAS: Community members pitching in with the new tree.