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Residents across the Whitsunday Region are invited to join in the Christmas cheer with Council to officially light up community Christmas trees in Proserpine, Bowen and Airlie Beach over the next week.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that Collinsville welcomed their new tree this week with the Proserpine community Christmas tree in Pioneer Park the next one to be turned on this Saturday, followed by Bowen on Sunday and Airlie Beach next Wednesday.
“Each tree will officially be turned on at 7pm with a special appearance from Santa with his lolly bag soon after,” Mayor Willcox said.
“Christmas is such a special time of year and our community deserves to have new town decorations to add to the festive feeling,” he said.
“As a region we should celebrate this time of year and enjoy the local atmosphere with our family and friends; our new Christmas trees and fairy lights will certainly add to that experience.”
The official turning on of the lights will be held as follows:
• 7pm on Saturday 3rd December at Pioneer Park, Main Street, Proserpine• 7pm on Sunday 4th December in the Town Square, Herbert Street, Bowen• 7pm on Wednesday 7th December at the corner of Main Street and the Esplanade, Airlie Beach
Mayor Willcox added that this is the first time council, in collaboration with the local Chambers of Commerce, Ergon, Tourism Bowen and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, have joined together in collaborative move to enhance the Christmas spirit across the region.
“I would like to thank the local organisations and council staff for their time and commitment to bringing these decorations to our community.”
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