Santa packs his sleigh with zinc cream for a trop­i­cal Christ­mas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CHRIST­MAS at the Clink is back in busi­ness with more fes­tive cel­e­bra­tions to en­joy on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 11.

This end of year Christ­mas pro­duc­tion will fea­ture a play called ’A Trop­i­cal Christ­mas’ writ­ten by Laura Mu­ranty, a trained drama teach from Mel­bourne and last year’s short story com­pe­ti­tion win­ner.

The play is about a jour­ney of dis­cov­ery as Santa sends his elves to see which lit­tle boys and girls have been good enough to get a present.

The play is set to show at 12pm and again at 2.30pm fol­lowed by pho­tos with Santa Claus and his friendly helpers.

Or­gan­iser of the event and Pres­i­dent of the Clink Claire Tier­ney said that ev­ery­one is re­ally ex­cited about the pro­duc­tion this year.

“There re­ally isn’t enough in this town for kids. Peo­ple shouldn’t have to drive to Cairns to see Santa Claus. I have a kid my­self and so we know how im­por­tant it is for chil­dren to cel­e­brate Christ­mas,” she said.

Mrs Tier­ney hopes that this event will be­come an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion for peo­ple within the com­mu­nity.

“I am hop­ing it will an­nual event, there’s not a lot for chil­dren to do in this area and we are sim­ply thing to pro­vide some­thing for them,” she said.

She has also re­cently spo­ken to Santa Claus who is very ex­cited about see­ing the chil­dren and is look­ing for­ward to a sum­mer Christ­mas in­stead of a win­ter one.

Chil­dren will be able to greet Santa at 1pm and at 3.30pm to re­veal their Christ­mas wish list and cap­ture a photo.

An open bar will also be avail­able with a de­li­cious sausage siz­zle, hot food, gifts and a range of fes­tive games.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.