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A time for giving

Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

SANTA’S HELPER: Makaylee Page (2) at the ‘Operation Santa’ Christmas tree outside Target at the Plaza. SANTA’S HELPER: Makaylee Page (2) at the ‘Operation Santa’ Christmas tree outside Target at the Plaza.

The joy of Christmas through the UnitingCare Christmas Appeal is once again set to reach people less fortunate than ourselves.

The appeal, known as Operation Santa, has started and people can spread the joy from today until Friday, December 23 by donating gifts at the local Target store.

The rising cost of food, fuel and housing is placing more pressure on people who have not needed help before, said UnitingCare’s director Harry Herbert.

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Rotary ready to roll with Christmas pageant

Tuesday, 15th November, 2011

PAGEANT TIME: It’s nearly time for Santa to visit Broken Hill and meet the city’s new Pageant Princess. PAGEANT TIME: It’s nearly time for Santa to visit Broken Hill and meet the city’s new Pageant Princess.

South Rotary is looking forward to its 19th year of organising the city’s Christmas pageant.

A spokesman for the club said it will be running the parade as usual and, of course, hosting Father Christmas on a float while local event management group, Middlemen, will look after the party in Sturt Park.

He said South Rotary will follow the same pattern that they have used for 18 years.

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Pageant draws near

Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

DECK THE TOWN: Middlemen’s Dionne Devlin gets the Christmas decorations out a little early. DECK THE TOWN: Middlemen’s Dionne Devlin gets the Christmas decorations out a little early.

The countdown to the city’s Christmas pageant is on.

The pageant on Saturday, December 3 heralds the start of the festive season with plenty of music, dancing and colourful hand-made floats, all created by schools, community groups and businesses.

The parade culminates in a party in Sturt Park with food, entertainment, markets, children’s activities and the all-important chance for children to submit their Christmas wishes to Santa.

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Christmas wishes on the way

Tuesday, 8th November, 2011

SINGED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Milla Attard, 2, and Max McFeeters, 2, send Santa a letter yesterday. SINGED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Milla Attard, 2, and Max McFeeters, 2, send Santa a letter yesterday.

 With only 47 days until Christmas, children better hurry to get their wish lists to Santa.

For the 31st year, the Y’s Men are assisting St Nick in his massive effort by setting up specialty mail boxes in several of locations around the city.

Via the Y’s Men’s free Santa Mail, many children across the Far West and indeed the world have sent letters to Father Christmas.

The service club’s Bill Collins noted that most of the children who sent letters in 1980 now have youngsters of their own sending their wishes to Santa.

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Street party for festive season

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

PARTY PLANNERS: Jason King (right) and South Post Office manager Randy Meatheringham. PARTY PLANNERS: Jason King (right) and South Post Office manager Randy Meatheringham.

Patton Street will come alive with Christmas cheer next month when a community Christmas party is held in the thoroughfare.

Everyone in the city is invited to join the festivities on Thursday, December 1, from 4pm to 8:30pm.

The party is being organised by the Patton Village and spokesman Jason King said the Patton Street traders had contributed great financial support and enthusiasm to get things moving.

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