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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.

City Council has this year engaged local event co-ordinators, Middlemen, to run the show. 

Council’s General Manager, Frank Zaknich, said it was a good idea to attract new interest and ideas into community events.

Middlemen’s Dionne Devlin said yesterday that the call has just gone out for floats.

She said the paperwork will be available at the City Council offices and the Middlemen offices for anyone who wanted to enter a float.

“I am really excited this year. We are looking to get as many people as we can,” Mrs Devlin said.

“Middlemen is happy to help with any float ideas.”

As part of the Christmas celebration, Middlemen will also be holding a “12 Days of Christmas” theme where businesses or groups will have one of the days to promote a product.

“It signals the start of the shopping period in Broken Hill and businesses can show what they have,” Mrs Devlin said.

She said a competition will run where people will be invited to match the product with the shop.

 

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