Residents across the region are engaging with the opportunity to enjoy community focussed events delivered during Council’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion.
Childers Christmas Capers which has been built around a free community movie screening this Saturday night at the Childers Showgrounds is attracting hundreds of online registrations.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Childers in conjunction with Council, Christmas Capers will provide a program of home-grown entertainment.
Rotary spokesperson Liz Bunn said the club had taken the opportunity of the movie night and built a program delivering few hours of fun and entertainment around the movie.
“Our award-winning local Line Dancers will strut their stuff and also explain the plan behind attempting the world record for a group simultaneously performing the “Nutbush”.
“Local ukulele players will provide an impromptu performance of a musical craze that is attracting the young and not so young. It won’t quite be in the style of ‘Duelling Banjo’s’, but we know there will be plenty of enthusiasm,” Liz said.
“Childers Coral Society, fresh from a great recent weekend performance, will be providing some delightful seasonal music under the leadership of the talented David Horner.”
Liz said Childers Christmas Capers is very family focussed.
“Little A’s will provide organised activities for the kids. Prior to the movie Santa will be paying a visit thanks to the support of the Childers Firefighters.
“I’m sure a much-anticipated highlight for the kids will be the drawing of the winner of the colouring-in competition.
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“The winner will receive a brand-new skate park scooter while two other entries will receive vouchers donated by local businesses.
“Entries for the colouring-in competition have been spread far and wide and the winner does not have to be present to claim the scooter. The lucky winners must be in the audience for the consolation prizes,” she said.
“Rotary has also secured a supply of glow sticks and novelty bags which will be available for sale.”
Ms Bunn said food will be available with Rotary handling a sausage sizzle and Childers CWA on board with tea, coffee and cakes as well as soft drinks.
“We have asked everyone attending to register online at whatsonbundaberg.com.au. This will speed up the entry process although people can attend unregistered but will need to fill in appropriate COVID-19 paperwork.
“The showgrounds gates will be open for entry and registrations from 4pm on Saturday with the program underway at 5pm. Santa is expected to arrive around 6.30 with the movie screening scheduled for 7pm.
“We know our community has been looking forward to an event where we can come together and Christmas is the ideal time,” she said.
Ms Bunn said the event was expected to be completed just prior to 9pm with the movie one hour and 40 minutes in duration. BYO chairs and blankets are recommended as the grandstand seating will not be available for the movie screening.
Enquiries regarding Childers Christmas Capers can be directed to Wayne Heidrich on 0438 638 407.
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