EXCITEMENT is building as Christmas approaches and the Boyne Tannum Community Centre added to the festive spirit last Wednesday by holding their annual Christmas tree decorating extravaganza.
It's the 11th year the event has been held and this year little helpers of all ages created Christmas decorations to hang on the tree.
"It's something we do every year," said Boyne Tannum Community Centre supervisor Ana Aguiar.
"We like to see the community all come together to enjoy themselves at this time of year."
There were decorating stations to suit all ages with about 100 children and parents getting busy for an hour in the afternoon.
After the tree was decorated, the choir from St Francis sang Christmas carols.
St Francis music teacher Mrs Ann-Louise Dooley said 30 members from the school's junior and senior choirs sang at the event.
"They've been busy rehearsing all term," she said.
It was a busy week for the carollers who had already performed at the Lions Carols by Candlelight evening and the school's carols evening that same week.
After the carols, Santa made a visit and there were refreshments.
Ms Aguiar thanked Tracy McDermont and Veronica Shaw for organising the event and also thanked all the event's helpers.