CHEERS: Last year Matt Golinski was the special guest speaker at the Mayor's Community Christmas Luncheon along side mayor Keith Campbell. Picture: Matt Collins
CHEERS: Last year Matt Golinski was the special guest speaker at the Mayor's Community Christmas Luncheon along side mayor Keith Campbell. Picture: Matt Collins

Mayor to spread Christmas cheer at annual event

AS THE days edge closer to festive season a well loved event is back in the South Burnett.

The annual Mayor's Community Christmas Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 22 at the Kingaroy Town Hall from 12pm.

Event host South Burnett Regional Council mayor Keith Campbell said the special luncheon fulfilled multiple purposes in the lead up to the busy time of the year.

"The Community Christmas Luncheon is not only a great way to celebrate Christmas with friends, family or co-workers, it is a marvellous opportunity to raise funds to help those less fortunate," Cr Campbell said.

"There are many families that struggle during the Christmas period and this luncheon is our way to help support our community during this time.

"I'd like to encourage everyone to attend the luncheon and buy your ticket now.

"All proceeds from the event will go towards Supa IGA food vouchers for families in need," he said.

Football legend and sports presenter Shane Webcke will grace the stage as this year's guest speaker.

Live music at the luncheon will be provided by Sue Dowideit-Reiger with the Kingaroy State High School Choir.

Guests will be treated to a delicious two course meal prepared by the wonderful ladies from the Queensland Country Women's Association.

Mayor Campbell said he would be unable to hold this luncheon if it wasn't for the generosity of this year's sponsors and thanked and acknowledged the businesses, community groups and community members for their continual support.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased from any of Council's Customer Service Centres or pay at the door on the day.

RSVP is essential by Monday, November 18 for catering purposes via email bbarry@southburnett.qld.gov.au or telephone 41899100.

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