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Join us in the gift of giving

Tuesday, 13th November, 2012

The BDT’s newest recruits - sports journalist Ben Sheffield and front office staffer Hayley Jewitt - sorting gifts that have already been donated to the BDT Christmas Appeal. The BDT’s newest recruits - sports journalist Ben Sheffield and front office staffer Hayley Jewitt - sorting gifts that have already been donated to the BDT Christmas Appeal.

By Emily Roberts

As the festive season draws near, locals are being reminded to think of those for whom Christmas can be a financial struggle.

One way of helping is to donate to the BDT Christmas Appeal which has now been running for 25 years.

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Double the presents

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

CHRISTMAS BABY: Lily Chynoweth turns two on Sunday. CHRISTMAS BABY: Lily Chynoweth turns two on Sunday.

It’s not often people get to celebrate their birthday and Christmas on the same day; and it isn’t always fun, but the parents try and make the most of it.

When Jamie and Karen Chynoweth received the ultimate gift on Christmas day - their fourth daughter, Lily May Brooke, they promised her she would always get two presents.

In 2009, Karen told the BDT that Lily needn’t worry about Christmas clashing with her birthday.

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Merry Christmas, Gran

Thursday, 22nd December, 2011

CHRISTMAS VISIT   PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt CHRISTMAS VISIT PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

Chelsie Brown visited her grandmother, Margaret Adams, at Aruma Lodge this week. Chelsie took along her dog, Beau Jacker, who was dressed up in Christmas attire to give her gran and the residents of the lodge a treat.

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Clear skies ahead

Wednesday, 21st December, 2011

We can expect a warm, dry Christmas this year despite the heavy downpour last weekend.

Weather Channel presenter Ken Heatley predicted a 38 degree day, mostly sunny with light winds.

“On Boxing day you may get an early morning shower but it will still reach 35 degrees,” he said.

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Let your lights shine for all to see

Saturday, 17th December, 2011

LIT UP: Paige Berryman outside her grandparents’ Christmas light display in Wyman Street. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt LIT UP: Paige Berryman outside her grandparents’ Christmas light display in Wyman Street. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

With the BDT Christmas light competition coming to a close, organisers have expressed surprise that more people have not entered this year.
The competition has only received a relative handful of nominations, and BDT Advertising Representative, Kristy Tucker, said considering the prize available she thought a lot more people would have entered.
The competition has changed this year and is no longer about who has the best display. Now the winners - two families of four - will be picked from a draw to win a ride in a limousine to see all the light displays on Wednesday, December 21.
“People might not think they have a large display but for us it is just about getting a listing of the lights,” said Ms Tucker. “It’s not who has the best display.
“People should just put an entry in and we can list homes for people to see. It is an added bonus to enter your house.”
Nominations close on Monday and the winners will be announced in the paper on Tuesday.
The homes listed below are among those who have put up the Christmas lights.

CENTRAL-WEST
Lucas and Makaila Stacey    30 Allendale Street
Shirley Malthouse    109 Schlapp Street
NORTH
Fox Family    235 Brazil Street
Murray Family    578A Wyman Street
SOUTH
Larry and Jane Angell    228 Duff Street
Hoskins Family    4 South Street
Jayden Parker    54 Jamieson Street

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