Fire­fight­ers paint the town red

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

The Kar­ratha’s vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers started their ever-pop­u­lar an­nual Santa lolly run last Satur­day.

Santa and some of the team from the Kar­ratha Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice cruise the streets of the City of Kar­ratha in a retro fire truck ev­ery af­ter­noon in the lead-up to Christmas from 5pm on week­days and 4pm on week­ends, giv­ing out lol­lies to lo­cal chil­dren who come to say hello.

The lolly run is a City of Kar­ratha tra­di­tion, which has been bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether for more than 30 years.

Chil­dren and par­ents can also ex­pect to cop a soak­ing, with water can­nons on board to help cool down from the af­ter­noon sun.

El­li­son Boys Pty Ltd have supplied hun­dreds of sweet treats for Santa to give out and on­look­ers may need to watch out to avoid a soak­ing from the truck’s water can­non.

Santa and the Fire Ap­pli­ances vis­ited lo­cals in Bul­garra last Satur­day and Sun­day, Pegs Creek last Mon­day, Mil­lars Well last Tues­day and will be head­ing to Nickol — the east side of Nickol Road — and the Tam­brey Es­tate this af­ter­noon.

Santa’s lolly run will visit more des­ti­na­tions ev­ery af­ter­noon un­til De­cem­ber 20.

The truck to­mor­row will be in Nickol on the west side of Nickol Road.

Santa’s lolly run will then go to Nickol West on De­cem­ber 16, the town side of Radley Drive in Bayn­ton on De­cem­ber 17 and the hill side of Radley Drive in Bayn­ton on De­cem­ber 18.

Bayn­ton West and Madi­gan Es­tate will get a visit on De­cem­ber 19.

The run will end on De­cem­ber 20 at Nickol Bay Hospi­tal, car­a­van parks, Pe­lago Es­tate and Warma­bie Es­tate.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Kar­ratha Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice Face­book page.

Chil­dren and par­ents are en­cour­aged to get their hoses and wa­ter­bombs out to re­turn fire at the vol­un­teers on the trucks.

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