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Christmas Spirit Has Murgon In A Spin

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CROW-FM's Chris "Corky" Corcoran and Sharnae "Shazz" Birkett with the Santa Grab For Cash Wheel ... more than $6000 in prize money was up for grabs

December 14, 2013

Christmas spirit took over the heart of Murgon on Friday night with hundreds of people turning out for the town’s annual festive celebration.

Free entertainment was provided by the Wondai and District Town Band as well as the ┬áSouth Burnett Community Orchestra’s string ensemble.

The hundreds of children running around were entranced by Santa Claus and the towering amusement rides but their parents were more interested in the “Santa Grab For Cash” wheel where $6000 in prize money was up for grabs for shoppers who had taken part in a special Christmas promotion.

Corky and Shazz from CROW-FM compered the evening and the giveaways.

Various Murgon community groups joined in the carnival fun.

Rotary’s chocolate wheel proved popular with eager ticket buyers standing by for the next spin of the wheel.

And despite a heavy shower in nearby Wondai, the weather held off to allow families to enjoy a balmy night under the stars.

Working hard on the Murgon State School stall ... Leah Reimers, Judith Wessling and Pauline Wallace

Blowing bubbles ... Antonia Weazel, 5, from Murgon, was having lots of fun

Lakeitsha Purcell, 2, and Jakayra Alberts, 2, from Cherbourg

Megan Symmans, from Murgon; Destiny Alberts, from Cherbourg; and Simone Honhold, from Murgon, were making sure baby Ciara Sullivan, four weeks, was enjoying her first Christmas Carnival

Murgon Hospital Auxiliary's lucky dip was proving popular ... from left, Lynda Steele, Brenda Rewald and Heather Purser

Murgon Quota members were selling fruit salad and cream ... from left, Cynthia Hatchett, Heather Castle, Barbara Kim and Pam Schablon

Murgon Rotary president Glenn Kapernick and club member Lily Marinovic

Murgon Rotary's Alex Shelton with South Burnett councillor Kathy Duff

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables