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Carols in Leongatha draws closer

IT’S that time of year again and preparations are well underway for the annual Carols in the Drome concert in Leongatha.

So keep the date, Saturday, December 10 free a night where the whole community comes together.

The event will once again be hosted by the much loved local Russell Hemming with an even longer list of talented guest soloists including Kerryn Lockhart, Aaron Gale, Jackson Patterson and Ashley Geary, plus performances by the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band, Beggs to Differ, the combined schools choir, the Mary MacKillop choir, combined churches choir, Leongatha Centre children and more.

The South Gippsland Shire Brass Band, which has been performing Carols in Leongatha since 1968, will once again be accompanying the singers.

Band president Natalie Stewart said, “This is one of the band’s biggest events of the year and we always look forward to playing in front of a big crowd.

“It’s even more special this year for us as we are welcoming a new generation of players into the band.

“We have a group of beginners who will be joining us on stage to help us play a few songs. This will be their first big concert and we are all extremely proud of how far they have come.”

The evening starts off with free activities at 5.30pm for the children; face painting, games, jumping castle etc. Carols start at approx. 7pm with fireworks topping off the night at around 9.30pm.

Food, coffee, glow sticks/candles will be available to purchase on the night.

Carols in the Drome is a free event and an opportunity  for everyone in the community to come together and celebrate, so bring your picnic rug and singing voices and be ready for a great night of entertainment.

“We would like to thank Chairo, Ezyas Car Wash, Ryan’s Trucks, South Gippsland Shire and The Star newspaper for their generous continued support in helping us put on this event,” Natalie said.

If you would like to make a donation towards this event it would be greatly appreciated and would help to ensure another successful carols event can be held this year.

Please email carolsinthedrome@gmail.com for more information.

 

Top host: Russell Hemming will once again be host of Carols in the Drome. The man in red will also make an appearance!

Top host: Russell Hemming will once again be host of Carols in the Drome. The man in red will also make an appearance!

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