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Community Carols under the stars


Santa was a hit with the kids. Photo TWH

Lightning Ridge Shines

Last Thursday, the Lightning Ridge Community Carols event was a festive and heartwarming occasion, marking the first such gathering since 2018.

Fortunately, the weather cooperated, allowing the event to proceed without a hitch.

Pastor Ike Gordon and his team from Brewarrina set the stage for the evening with their sound/stage truck, providing the performers with a musical backdrop and microphones.

The Gunnedah Anglican Church team brought additional joy to the event, offering face painting and joining Heather Robinson from the Lightning Ridge Community Church at the craft stall.

The evening was further elevated by the angelic voices of Christian entertainers from Tamworth, brought by Outback Patrol, who joined the stage for a few songs.

The presence of emergency services added a sense of community participation.

In front of the main stage, the Lightning Ridge Central School arranged a lower stage for the choir. Mel McCabe skilfully managed each act, maintaining a seamless flow of performances.

Santa’s arrival at 7pm was a delightful moment for the children.

The Lightning Ridge Aboriginal Dance Troupe opened the event with an outstanding performance, setting a high standard and energising the crowd. {…]

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