Stu­dents in tune for fes­tive event

Central Queensland News - - LIFE - Aden Stokes Aden.Stokes@cqnews.com.au

STU­DENTS are warming up their vo­cal cords and fine-tun­ing their in­stru­ments, and the Emer­ald Ro­tary Club is hard at work pre­par­ing for their an­nual Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

Car­ols by Can­dle­light will start at 6pm and run un­til 9.30pm at St Pa­trick’s School oval on Sun­day.

The car­ols will be sung by stu­dent choirs from lo­cal schools, ac­com­pa­nied by a lo­cal school band.

The Emer­ald Ro­tary Club will be sell­ing a va­ri­ety of food and bev­er­ages to quench your thirst and fill your ap­petite, in­clud­ing steak and sausage sand­wiches, cold drinks and pop­corn.

Ro­tary will also be sell­ing elec­tronic can­dles so peo­ple can hold a can­dle while singing along to the car­ols.

Santa will be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at about 7pm, ac­com­pa­nied by his elves who will be hand­ing out

lol­lies to all the chil­dren who have been good this year.

Emer­ald Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Ge­orge Le­nar­don said the event was put on by the Ro­tary Club of Emer­ald for the com­mu­nity, thank­ing them for a year of sup­port.

“We hold Car­ols by Can­dle­light each year to cel­e­brate Christmas and the com­mu­nity of Emer­ald,

“We would like to thank the com­mu­nity of Emer­ald for sup­port­ing us through­out the year,” Mr Le­nar­don said.

Car­ols by Can­dle­light is Ro­tary’s most an­tic­i­pated and big­gest com­mu­nity event of the year, at­tract­ing up to 2000 peo­ple.

“It is mine and the Ro­tary club’s favourite event for the year, purely be­cause of the joy that it brings to the chil­dren. When they see Santa, the place erupts,” Mr Le­nar­don said.

“Bring a blan­ket, come on down and have a lis­ten to the car­ols that are sung by the mem­bers and chil­dren of our com­mu­nity.”

Join the cho­rus of Christmas car­ols on Sun­day and help to cel­e­brate the spirit of Christmas.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MAG­I­CAL: One of the many choirs which per­formed at last year’s Ro­tary Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

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