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Proston Celebration Decks The Hall

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Anita Blanch ensured NB Inspirations had a very “Christmassy” feel for carnival night

December 16, 2018

Predicted storms prompted the organisers of the annual Proston Christmas Carnival to shift the annual town celebration into Proston Community Hall on Saturday night.

Community groups had stalls in the hall, while residents took the opportunity to sit, enjoy a few drinks (the licensed bar was open) and chat.

Children weren’t forgotten, though … with a visit by Santa (who arrived on a ride-on mower!) plus ice creams, lollies and glow sticks courtesy of the Proston Men’s Shed.

Other sponsors included Proston Lions Club, South Burnett Regional Council, Hivesville Markets, the Proston Show Society and the Proston Round Table group.

CheeseWorld On The Move (Margaret and Gerry Gagel) and Mon-Dee Coffee 2 Go (Pat and Alan Eagleson) weren’t scared away by the prospect of rain, bringing along both their vans for the night.

In nearby Blake Street, NB Inspirations, the Jacaranda Tearooms and Proston Health & Beauty all opened for late night shopping from 5:00pm so Proston residents could catch up on some last-minute Christmas shopping.

Margaret and Gerry Gagel, from Goomeri’s “CheeseWorld On The Move”, are familiar faces at local events …

… as are another pair of festival stalwarts, Pat and Alan Eagleson, from Mon-Dee Coffee 2 Go

Rain could never keep the Proston QCWA away! President Coral Graham and assistant treasurer Eileen Voss had plenty of crafts available to buy as Christmas gifts

The Proston Men’s Shed helped sponsor the night … three of the members, from left, Troy Eriksen, Ken Maclure and Gordon Horne

Monique and Julie Chippindale, from the Coverty Creek Community Club, also had a stall in the hall

Glenda McArdle and Kate Tallar (The Proston Connection) had schedules available for Proston’s 2019 annual show

Garin Muirhead, from the Coverty Creek Community Club, was collecting signatures on an “open letter of support” for the development of a rail trail along the former spur line from Murgon to Proston

[UPDATED with correction]


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