Christmas comes early for school chaplains
LET THE festivities begin! The Kingaroy Anglican Church is hosting a Christmas concert with the South Burnett Chorale this Sunday, November 25, starting at 2pm.
Gwenda Allen from the Anglican Church said for a $10 entry fee, guests can be treated to some great snacks and entertainment.
"There's afternoon tea, a lucky door prize, and we are holding a raffle as well. There'll be six prizes for that, with raffle tickets being a dollar each,” she said.
"It's a family event that everyone can go to, and the theme is Christmas. A choir will be singing, there will be some soloists and poetry, but the theme is Christmas.”
All proceeds from the entry fee will go towards Kingaroy's School Chaplaincy fund.
"While everyone is in the Christmas spirit, this is a great way to help promote the school chaplaincy fund, because they desperately need money,” Ms Allen said.
"There are only two school chaplains in town, as far as I'm aware, and they are run off their feet from being very busy. This funding helps them enormously because they don't get a lot of funding from the government, unfortunately.”
Not only can you help the local cause, Ms Allen feels everyone will have just as much fun as last year.
"It's a great event for everyone to get involved with. We held this last year and it was a very successful and enjoyable afternoon,” she said.
"It'll be nice if we had 50 or 60, that would be wonderful... But the church holds 130, so please, come and bring your friends.”
Jan Edwards, a member of the chorale, said there would be concerts held across the South Burnett.
"After this, we're having a concert at 7.30pm on Friday November 30 at the Wooroolin Hall. All proceeds will go towards hall maintenance,” she said.
"For Wondai, we're also having one at 2.30pm on Saturday December 1 at the Anglican Church there. All proceeds will go towards a car for Graham House.
"Everyone should come along for the Joy of Christmas. It's an hour-long program with some soloists, a quartet, poetry and chorale music, and it's all for a great cause.”