Christmas may seem a little way off yet, but the planning for a great community event starts early.
The North Shore Community Centre has become synonymous with a Christmas celebration that has locals circling their calendars months in advance. This year, North Shore Community Centre Christmas Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 24.
The committee met this week to firm up the program and thanks to the event's major sponsor, Marcoola Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank the day is shaping up to be another huge success. Festivities will take place from 10.00am - 2.00pm and Santa will drop in for a visit via helicopter. Local band, Tobias will be performing and there will be a host of free activities for the kids including laser tag, a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting, a Coast Care wildlife show, puppet show and DIY arts and crafts. If the kids have been good enough, Santa may even leave each of them a lolly bag.
The North Shore Community Centre is keen to welcome any community groups wanting to be a part of this annual event by holding a stall or hosting an activity. This day is all about giving back to the community and encouraging our local residents and groups to come together and see what opportunities are available to be more involved, inspired and connected.
For locals who have a talent for making or collecting arts, crafts and other goods that might make great Christmas presents, spots are still available to hold a stall in the Christmas gifts market on the day. It's just $5.00 for a 2m x 2m stall. Not-for-profit groups and community and sporting groups can set up a stall for free, but please phone the centre on 5450 9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a booking or to find out more.
Further details about the celebration will be announced in the weeks to come, but more information is available on the centre's website: www.northshorecommunitycentre.org or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/NorthShoreCommunityCentre