Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas decorations were installed in
High St, New Norfolk, last weekend by
the New Norfolk Business Alliance and
the New Norfolk Christmas Group
CHRISTMAS decorations have been hung in High St and final preparations are being made for several other longstanding festive traditions in the town.

The New Norfolk Lions Club's traditional Carols in the Park will be held at Tynwald Park from 6-10pm on Friday, December 13. Entry is free. Lions Club Christmas cakes and puddings are also available again, on sale at the Derwent Valley Council office and at the Amcal and Guardian pharmacies in High St.

The Derwent Valley Rotary Club has been busy organising the New Norfolk Christmas Parade and the Rotary Christmas Fair, which will both be held on Saturday, December 14. The fair is on Arthur Square from 10am to 3pm and the parade will start at noon in High Street.

Registration of stalls for the fair is still open, and can be done online. The registration of entries in the Christmas Parade has been extended until this Friday and can also be done online.

Rotary Club president Matt Hill said the Christmas Parade was an initiative of the New Norfolk Business Alliance (a Special Committee of the Derwent Valley Council), conducted on its behalf by the Rotary Club.

"Previous parades have featured community groups, fire brigades, schools and bands, all dressed up, making plenty of noise and celebrating the holiday season. We're reaching out to interested individuals and groups of people who can participate this year," Mr Hill said. "If you require further information before registering, please email christmas@dvrotary.org.au."

The New Norfolk Business Alliance is also behind the Christmas decorations which were installed on the High St banner poles last weekend, in partnership with the New Norfolk Christmas group. These two groups will once again operate Santa's House, providing an opportunity for photos with Santa Claus and a place to drop off donations of wrapped lollies for the New Norfolk Fire Brigade's "Santa Run" on Christmas Eve, as well as suitable donations of pet food and gifts for the Grace Hills Animal Rescue service.

Santa's House will this year operate from 18a High St (the former Big Red Box), open from 11am-4pm from December 16-20, 10am-2pm on December 21, 11am-4pm on December 23 and 10am-2pm on December 24.

On Day, December 25, the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall in Circle St will once again offer a free Christmas Day community lunch from noon-3pm, with carols from 2-3pm. All welcome.

Send details of other Christmas events to newnorfolknews@gmail.com.

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