Christmas carols night to launch festive season
BRING out the jingle bells, warm up those vocal chords and grab the whole family for the Christmas carols this weekend.
Kingaroy will deck its town hall forecourt for an evening of carols on Sunday December 2.
Carols organising committee chairman Wayne Larkin said there was quite an array of talent involved in this year's carols.
"People enjoy the night out, it's very good to get out there and sing the carols,” he said.
There will be performances from the Kingaroy State High School stage band and singers from the high school.
Community members are encouraged to bring their own chairs, rugs and blankets along.
Kingaroy singer Damian Corkett will sing some carols, with performances also from the St John's Lutheran School, Taabinga State School and Kingaroy state school choirs.
The evening put on by the Kingaroy District Ministry Association, will be all about letting people know the reason for the season.
"Letting people know there's another reason for Christmas other than presents and Santa Clause,” Mr Larkin said.
The carols will officially start at 6pm, with a short message from guest speaker Jim Bennett.
A sausage sizzle, hot chips, coffee, soft drinks and ice-cream will be on sale at the event from 5pm.
The event is free and fully supported by the churches around Kingaroy and funding from the South Burnett Regional Council.
However, the community will have an opportunity during the carols to support the work the South Burnett school chaplains do.
Chaplain Liz Lowther works at Kingaroy State School and Kingaroy State High School and Jordan Bennett works at Taabinga and Cherbourg State Schools.