A selection of local emergency service vehicles will light up the streets of Gin Gin for the community’s first ever Gin Gin Christmas Parade on Saturday 23 December.
The parade will start at the Gin Gin Post Office at 10 am and make its way through the streets until 12 pm with routes and times updated via the Tirroan Rural Fire Brigade's Facebook page.
Vehicles from the region’s Rural Fire Service (RFS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES), State Emergency Service (SES), police and ambulance services will all be adorned with festive decorations and flashing lights as they take to the streets spreading joy and cheer.
Volunteer community educators will also be on hand to answer any questions from the public while PCYC emergency service cadets, Bushy from RFS and Foxy from SES will join Santa in handing out lollies.
Tirroan Rural Fire Brigade First Officer Annie Garwood said everyone involved had been working hard to put the event together.
“This is our first year doing this in Gin Gin and the other brigades were very enthusiastic to join us,” Annie said.
“All is organised now and everyone is invited from Gin Gin and outer areas to come in and enjoy the parade.
“With so many emergency services making up the parade, it should be a great event!”
Annie said the Christmas parade was a way to celebrate the community as well as acknowledge the dedicated work of local emergency services teams.
“It will be great for our community to see that we are volunteers who give up our time regularly to attend fires, time after time, and sometimes without a break from one fire to the next,” she said.
“We do it for our communities and celebrations like this help to spread the Christmas cheer and show how much we care.
“If this is successful, we will make it an annual event.”
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