Buzz about Xmas bling

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CHRIST­MAS bling is alive and well in the Dou­glas re­gion.

Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil’s “Sus­tain­able Bling” project to pro­mote sus­tain­abil­ity and en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to get in­volved and make dec­o­ra­tions for com­mu­nity Christ­mas trees in Port Dou­glas and Moss­man has added plenty of colour and cre­ativ­ity to the fes­tive sea­son.

The Moss­man Christ­mas tree went up out­side the Demi View Mo­tel on Front St last week and has at­tracted plenty of cu­ri­ous on­look­ers while the Port Dou­glas dec­o­ra­tions will go up in a fir tree in Rex Smeal Park this morn­ing.

Lo­cal artist Melis­sah Nor­ris, who has worked with lo­cal chil­dren and adults and com­mu­nity groups to source the “bling” and cre­ate the dec­o­ra­tions, has been over­whelmed by the re­sponse.

“It’s been fan­tas­tic, the com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion and ex­tra­or­di­nary cre­ativ­ity that ex­ists here is quite amaz­ing and it’s been a plea­sure to work with the com­mu­nity - kids, adults, com­mu­nity groups, it’s brought ev­ery­one to­gether,” she said.

“The project has been great way for peo­ple to un­der­stand the mes­sage of sus­tain­abil­ity, us­ing things from kids toys to stuff around the house or in your garage to make Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions.

“From an artist’s per­spec­tive it all came out how I wanted to see it.”

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Plenty of bling: the Moss­man Christ­mas tree

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