Tree brings town to­gether at Christ­mas

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Joanna De­la­lande

The Kam­balda com­mu­nity is en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in the town’s most iconic Christ­mas event this af­ter­noon, with fun to be had for the whole fam­ily.

The Kam­balda Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Tree has been held since 1967 and fea­tures an ar­ray of ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren to en­joy.

Event com­mit­tee mem­ber Zoe Mur­ray said the Christ­mas Tree was a great way to start Christ­mas month off with a bang.

“It’s very fam­ily ori­ented and the chil­dren al­ways have a great time,” she said.

“It’s run­ning for the 52nd year this year and gives chil­dren ac­cess to bouncy cas­tles and rides from Perth, with free en­try to all the attractions once they have reg­is­tered.

“New this year we’ve also got a few mar­ket stalls.”

She said the rides and mar­ket would be open from 3pm to 6.30pm at Harry Stein­hauser Re­serve in Kam­balda East, af­ter which Santa would make an ap­pear­ance and dis­trib­ute presents to the chil­dren. “The night will fin­ish off with Kam­balda’s best fire­works dis­play, spon­sored by St Ives Gold Fields,” she said.

Ms Mur­ray said the event started off as an ini­tia­tive by West­ern Min­ing to say thank you to the com­mu­nity in Kam­balda.

“It just kept run­ning af­ter that and has be­come a big part of the com­mu­nity cal­en­dar,” she said.

“It’s an event for the com­mu­nity, by the com­mu­nity and we would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come along and see what great a day it is.”

Chynna Forster with Fran­cie Forster, 2, and Darren Forster with Har­lem Forster, 4, at the Kam­balda Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Tree event in 2016.

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