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Childers bow blitz brings festive cheer

Childers bow blitz
The Childers Chamber of Commerce team of ‘bow fairies' spread cheer throughout the town, tying 110 bows to trees.

The Childers Chamber of Commerce bow blitz has decked the town’s main street in Christmas cheer with twice as many decorations and fairy lights in its second year.

An impressive 110 trees lining the town centre are now sporting bright red bows, drawing residents and visitors into the festive season frivolity.

Childers Chamber of Commerce secretary Angela Williams came up with the Childers bow blitz idea which was rolled out in Childers for the first time last year.

She said the concept was to make sure people feel welcomed as soon as they enter Childers.

“We want people to feel like they’ve been given a big hug,” Angela said.

“It just gives people a good feeling really.

“We wanted to bring the community together and have a really positive take on the community and business.”

Angela said this year Council had supported the initiative by supplying fairy lights to five trees, with those trees marked by special red and gold double bows.

“The community said they really wanted to bring back the fairy lights,” Angela said.

“We talked with Council about that and we got the fairy lights, so it’s that collaboration.

“It looks beautiful.”

Angela said the trees were too big to accommodate solar fairy lights, so those trees were selected based on the availability of electricity.

She said the feedback had already been positive.

“Everyone’s been talking about it. It’s just kind of a bit magical.”

Childers bow blitz
Childers Chamber of Commerce and Bundaberg Regional Council worked together to decorate trees with fairy lights in the annual bow blitz.

She said the Childers bow blitz had been a big team effort to get the decorating complete with “bow fairies sprinkling fairy dust all over Childers”.

The entire business community is getting into the Christmas spirit with many entering the chamber’s decorating competition.

With a winner set to be selected soon Angela said it would be a tough decision.

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