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Christmas is here

Clynton Edwards, Brian Smith, Lane Brown, Jamahl Smith, Tyrone Morris, Dylan Edwards, Laine Smith, and Blaine Knight enjoying the music by Castlereagh Connection at Christmas in the Park on Friday. Photo TWH

Christmas has arrived, with the festive season celebrated in Central Park last Friday night.

Maranguka and Bourke Shire Council hosted a great family event, attended by more than five hundred people.

On a warm evening, there was plenty of action with the kids working up a sweat battling it out on the sumo wrestling mat, only to cool off down the monster water slide.

There was plenty of Christmas shopping down market alley with loads of nick-nacks, toy stalls, plants, jewelry, craft, books, indigenous artworks, as well as that special Christmas gift from Merran Turnbull’s photography stall.

There was something for everyone to eat at the food stalls, with snow cones, donuts, cheesecakes and grazing platters, fresh cherries, barbeques and Nepalese curries to keep the crowd well fed.

Allie Ritchie and Oscar Seiler entertaining the crowd with their sumo wrestling dual. Great job by referee Bryce Robinson, who worked as hard as the wrestlers. Inset: The waterslide was a hit on a warm afternoon. Photos TWH

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