Santa Claus paid a visit to Proston’s Christmas Carnival to hand out small gifts, ice creams and lollies to children, courtesy of his helpers at the Proston Men’s Shed

December 22, 2019

Guests at this year’s Proston Christmas Carnival braved hot weather for a relaxed evening of fun at Railway Park last Saturday night.

Several hundred people poured into the park from late afternoon to enjoy a traditional celebration and an upbeat night out, meeting old friends and making new ones.

As usual, the Proston Show Society did a rip-roaring trade supplying freshly cooked burgers and sausage sandwiches to hungry carnival-goers.

Adults could also browse other market and food stalls or enjoy live music from The Stepping Stones.

Children were able to amuse themselves on a giant climbing wall, courtesy of the Proston Scouts.

And when Santa arrived soon after sundown, children could also get free ice-creams and sweets from the jolly gentleman, who was assisted by helpers from the Proston Men’s Shed.

New Golden Spurs Hotel licensees Di and Andy Grant took the opportunity of the Christmas Carnival to get out and meet the local residents.

The Proston and District Heritage Association, who were manning a stand serving fruit salads and other desserts, were happy to discuss their plans to set up museum in one of Proston Village’s recently acquired shops next year.

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington and her husband Jason said they were very impressed with the obvious effort the community had put into the Christmas carnival.

Mrs Frecklington congratulated the Carnival’s organisers on a really great night and said she shared everyone’s wish for a wet Christmas and an end to the drought.

Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff, carrying a portable microphone, acted as compere on the night.

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Cr Ros Heit, Kathy and Paul Julian and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff got together for a Yuletide hug

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington and her husband Jason had fun at the Christmas Carnival

New Golden Spurs Hotel publicans Di and Andy Grant enjoyed a rare night off work
Pam Christiansen, Linda Rea and Kathy Crane from the Proston and District Heritage Association were serving up great fruit salad desserts at the Christmas Carnival
Gordon and Jennifer Horne chatted with Barry Marsh from the Proston Men’s Shed about the new Men’s Shed being built next to Railway Park … the new Shed is expected to open in 2020
Proston Show Society president Tabitha Bleys and BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm both took time out from their busy schedules for a dose of Christmas fun
Alan and Pat Eagleson, from Mon-Dee Coffee 2 Go, were giving away free soft toys to children at their van as a surprise Christmas treat … and they were very popular items!
Geoff Grevell and Sue Bradley from The Stepping Stones kept the music flowing all night
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