It’s cracker of a car­ols night

The Weekend Post - - News - JACK LAWRIE [email protected]

CAIRNS will come alive with the sound of car­ols to­mor­row night at Fog­a­rty Park.

Mayor Bob Man­ning was look­ing for­ward to a great show, de­spite fore­casts of rain.

“The concert will show­case some of the won­der­ful lo­cal tal­ent we have in Cairns,” he said. “More than 300 per­form­ers of all ages will ap­pear on stage through­out the night as thou­sands of au­di­ence mem­bers sing along in sup­port.”

Vol­un­teers from HMAS Cairns were down at the park yesterday morn­ing help­ing to set up the Christ­mas tree.

Navy Sea­man Jess Lowth said vol­un­teers are al­ways lend­ing a hand at lo­cal events.

“I’m sure lots of fam­i­lies from the bases will want to come out and spend time with loved ones,” she said.

En­ter­tain­ment starts at 5.30pm with a com­mu­nity concert, fol­lowed by a Car­ols Spec­tac­u­lar pre­sented by Cal­vary Chris­tian Church from 7pm. The evening dou­bles as the ma­jor fundraiser for the Mayor’s Christ­mas Cheer Ap­peal. Santa Claus will make an ap­pear­ance and the show will end at 8.30pm with fire­works. In the event of heavy rain or storms, check the Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil Face­book page for up­dates.

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