Char­ity

Street party to have fes­tive flair

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page -

Lilac Link will hold its an­nual Christ­mas street party to­mor­row night, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to lo­cal char­ity River Angels.

Fes­tiv­i­ties kick off at 5.30pm, with Mar­garet River po­lice ex­pected to bring Santa Claus to the party with them about 7pm.

A fire truck, ice-cream van, sausage siz­zle, face paint­ing, cake stall and a raf­fle — as well as a few party games — are all set to make the list.

Lilac Link ma­tri­arch Kristi Head said the fundraiser started af­ter vis­it­ing the Christ­mas lights in Perth many years back.

“We’d al­ways see peo­ple fundrais­ing for the guide dogs or what­ever, so we de­cided to do River Angels,” she said.

The fam­ily also dec­o­rate their house for Hal­loween, at­tract­ing gawk­ers ev­ery year.

“We get asked ev­ery year, ‘Are you do­ing Christ­mas again?’,” Mrs Head said.

“Ev­ery­one starts ask­ing our kids at school in around Oc­to­ber.”

The in­for­mal event has grown dur­ing the past four years, but for- tu­nately Mrs Head’s hus­band Marty is an elec­tri­cian.

Other neigh­bours in the fes­tive street will also get in on the Christ­mas ac­tion by Satur­day night.

Mrs Head said the River Angels tin would be in front of the house all month and en­cour­aged res­i­dents to do­nate to the char­ity sup­port­ing res­i­dents with cancer.

Any­one at­tend­ing the street party is asked to park their ve­hi­cles far from Lilac Link and to be re­spect­ful of other res­i­dents in sur­round­ing streets.

Kristi Head, right, with neigh­bours Paula Lan­caster and Di Sk­ender, is lead­ing Lilac Link’s an­nual Christ­mas fundrais­ing street party.

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