Teamwork for carols was just amazing
CHRISTMAS is one of those magic times of the year when families come together and share in the spirit.
For some it's about the food, some believe it's about Christ, while others think it's about backyard cricket followed by the Boxing Day Test.
Whatever the reason, I hope you're excited in some way.
On Friday night just gone, we really got into the spirit with the Santos GLNG Mayoral Carols by Candlelight. It was just brilliant.
I want to put a big shout out to everyone involved; they all did an amazing job.
To all the artists, singers, band members, volunteers, stall holders, cleaners, marshals, fireworks operators, traffic controllers, Santa Hat sellers, disco dancers, technical operators ... I say thank you.
It could not happen without your support.
The amount of businesses who continue to support this event, and so many like it all over CQ, it is not only appreciated but very warmly welcomed.
Our lives are so busy each day and sometimes we find it difficult to take the time to help others.
This year quite a few of us helped where we could to assist the Salvation Army continue the wonderful work they do in our local area.
Thousands of dollars was raised on the night for the Salvos and for that, Gladstone, thank you very much.
I know Gary and the team at Santos GLNG were extremely happy with the way it all went and are surely looking forward to 2015 to do it all again.
Also a huge thank you to Norma Tana who continues to weave her magic with that artists, Rhys Tolhurst for entertaining us all the way from Cairns this year and the amazing Clare Wootton who put all this together from start to end.