Firefighters paint the town red
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.