Gather your family for carol traditions
CHARGE your torch batteries, pack your candle and bundle up your blanket (or chair) so you’ll be ready to pull up a square of lawn in front of the bandshell in Weeroona Park next week for Stanthorpe’s Carols by Candlelight.
It has long been the case that the night of the final day of school for state primary schoolchildren is time to celebrate with carols. There’s Joy to the World but it’s definitely not a Silent Night!
Children play with glowsticks, sing carols and wait with bated breath for the man in red to make his appearance.
The Lions Club of Stanthorpe will also set up its barbecue and people can buy something to eat from
about 5.30pm. As well as your barbecue money, bring a few gold coins extra so you can buy a carols booklet.
The Stanthorpe RSL Brass Band will start getting everyone in the mood with some happy tunes from about 6pm and at 6.30 the carols begin. With the help of the Granite Belt Choir, the singing is a community effort. The Granite Belt Junior Choir will also lend their voices to the mix. Night will fall, a Mayoral message will be presented, and then, finally, the jolly fellow in red will arrive in his sleigh.
SANTA PAYS A VISIT: Santa stopped by to see the children at last year’s Carols by Candlelight.