Adele and Finn Schafferius, Evie Batham and Fraser Schafferius have fun at the carols.
Adele and Finn Schafferius, Evie Batham and Fraser Schafferius have fun at the carols.

Community gathers by the creek for a night of carols

ALLORA residents have turned out in their hundreds, donning antlers and dressing as elves, for a night of Christmas carols by the creek.

Featuring a line-up of local talents including school students and community choirs, the Allora Creekside Carols had all the spirit of a community Christmas bash.

This year is the second year the town's carols have been held on the banks of Dalrymple Creek.

Organisers say they've been blown away by the positive response from the community.

The event was sponsored by a number of local businesses, including Headstart Early Learning which stepped in to replace funding that last year came from the Southern Downs Regional.

Organiser Sarah Turner said it was a great night, with a lovely atmosphere.

TINSEL TUNES: Gretta Barton and Stacey and Sarah Turner (above) entertained the crowd with their beautiful voices.
TINSEL TUNES: Gretta Barton and Stacey and Sarah Turner (above) entertained the crowd with their beautiful voices. Deanna Millard

"Our attendance was up again - I think there may have been a few hundred people again," she said.

Ms Turner, her sister Stacey and Gretta Barton led the performers.

They were joined on stage by John Cowley, Don Burge, Robyn Draper, Justin Cowley, Michelle Smith, Alesha Bonsey and the O'Dea family.

The Warwick Choral Society and Salvation Army Band also performed.

Students from Allora State School, St Patrick's School and Pilton State School sung for the crowds.

Mrs Turner said the markets were a big hit this year.

"We had about 20 market stalls and another five to 10 community stalls," she said.

"We had nearly every community group in town involved - it was fabulous."

The attention now turns to Clifton, who will host their Christmas event on Friday night.

Warwick's Carols in the Park will be held in Leslie Park on Sunday, December 20.



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