WA­ROONA COM­MU­NITY LIGHTS

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SEA TO SCARP -

Have you no­ticed the brightly dec­o­rated Christ­mas tree next to the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre? This is part of a project de­vel­oped by the Wa­roona Com­mu­nity Lights Com­mit­tee. This com­mit­tee con­sists of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from West­ern Power, Cur­tis Elec­tri­cal Con­tact­ing, Al­coa, Shire of Wa­roona, Lions Club of Wa­roona, Leos Club of Wa­roona, Wa­roona Com­mu­nity Car, Wa­roona Se­nior Cit­i­zens Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion and Wa­roona Youth Advisory Coun­cil.

Dur­ing Novem­ber, the Com­mu­nity Lights Com­mit­tee gath­ered at the Town Christ­mas Tree to in­stall this year’s new lights and dec­o­ra­tions. It was a long hot day for the ‘su­per­vi­sors’ on the ground - one could only imag­ine how the West­ern Power guys were do­ing in the cherry picker! It was great to see lo­cals and tourists alike stop by, take photos, and ask about the project. The flow on ef­fect of these same peo­ple ad­mir­ing the yarn bomb­ing at the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre and wan­der­ing into the ser­vice sta­tion and bak­ery for some­thing to eat and drink, high­lighted the pos­i­tive im­pact that the project can have for the lo­cal tourism and econ­omy.

A huge thank you to West­ern Power who do­nated their cherry picker and their work­ers for the en­tire day. A big thank you to Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion who as land own­ers al­lowed the tree to be dec­o­rated. Also a thank you to mem­bers of the Wa­roona Com­mu­nity Lights Com­mit­tee who as­sisted with the in­stal­la­tion of this year’s lights.

The Com­mit­tee also in­stalled new ad­di­tions to the project at Drakes­brook Place. The giant rein­deer and stars bring the fes­tive spirit dur­ing the day and night, and were made pos­si­ble through a grant from Lot­tery­west. A huge thank you to Cur­tis Elec­tri­cal and the Shire of Wa­roona Works Crew for us­ing their ex­per­tise to best sit­u­ate these lights.

The Com­mit­tee al­ready has plans to “light up” a num­ber of ar­eas through­out the town next year, so hope­fully lo­cal busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups and res­i­dents sup­port the project, and the Wa­roona Com­mu­nity Lights Com­mit­tee is suc­cess­ful in its pur­suit of ex­ter­nal fund­ing. WATCH THIS SPACE

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