’Tis the season

December 11, 2017

Brothers Harrison, 5, and Oliver White, 3, were all set to meet Santa.

Erin McKenzie, 5, and Alivia Hall, 5, got into the festive spirit in Christmas-themed outfits.

Father Jason, Camryn, 6, Darcy, 8, mother Fiona and Luke, 3 were all set for a big night.

Courtney Goldber amd cousin Luca McConkey, 2 were geared up for Christmas.

Marg Clarke, with Lyn and Rodney Champness joined the family night of festivities.

Families gathered at the John Gray Oval for a pre-Christmas sing-along with photo.

Annalise Foott was one of a host of singers who entertained the crowd.

Mooroopna celebrated the Christmas spirit when more than 1000 people gathered for a community sing-along and a visit from Santa at the annual Carols in the Park on Saturday night.

Mooroopna Kiwanis Club secretary Murray Shields said this year’s event attracted about 1200 people.

‘‘It was one of the biggest carols we’ve ever had,’’ Mr Shields said.

In it’s 34th year, Saturday’s event had country music legend Reg Poole entertain the crowd as well other popular acts Callum Gleeson and Fortessima.

Children’s choirs from Mooroopna, Mooroopna Park and St Mary’s primary schools, and Tallygaroopna Community Choir also performed.

Mr Shields said Santa arrived on a Mooroopna Fire Brigade CFA tanker — much to the delight of children and families.

He said the evening was organised by a small committee of six volunteers, who begin meeting in March.

‘‘It’s a traditional low-cost family event, which has grown over the years,’’ Mr Shields said.

‘‘We’ll definitely be here again next year.’’

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