Christmas arrives in style

10th Dec 2019
Janelle Stewart

The Guyra Christmas party which was held on Friday night attracted a large crowd with an estimated attendance of around 1000 to kick off the festive season.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Guyra and sponsored by Armidale Regional Council, it was a chance to celebrate at a time when drought and bushfires are dominating the thoughts of many.
And while there was a smoky haze blanketing the town, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of local children who participated in the parade and then lined up for a meet and greet with Santa Claus.
This year he arrived in style in a shiny red convertible and more than 300 children queued up for a chance to meet with the man in red, give him their wish list and receive a small gift.
The culmination of the event was the lighting of the Christmas Tree with Guyra’s citizen of the year Aileen MacDonald, flicking the switch with a little help from local children.
The Christmas Tree will remain in Guyra, outside the Council offices for the remainder of the festive season.

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