Kingaroy Christmas Carnival Committee’s Craig Lucas was surveying the market site (and doing some livestreaming to social media, as well)

December 10, 2020

Kingaroy’s annual Christmas Carnival morphed into a twilight markets on Thursday but that didn’t stop families coming out to enjoy a bit of festive fun.

It was same but different … no rides, but the Rotary ham wheel was spinning.

There were no visiting market stalls, but there were plenty of local groups taking advantage of the opportunity to show off their wares.

There was no dancing on stage, but there was still live music.

And, of course, there was still a giant raffle and Santa’s elves handing out lollies.

The Kingaroy Christmas Carnival Committee’s markets were held in the car park behind the Broadway Hotel in Glendon Street, a COVID-safe venue that could be cordoned off to control crowd numbers and with a defined entry point where names could be recorded.

But the one big difference about this year’s Kingaroy Christmas event? It didn’t rain!

Ron Roberts with Kingaroy Rotary’s new 2021 calendar which features photos from across the region taken by Denise Keelan … the $5 calendars can be bought at Kingaroy Office Central, the Pioneer Motel, Mitre 10 Kingaroy, the Kingaroy RSL Club and at all South Burnett Visitor Information Centres; 100 per cent of proceeds from every sale are going to support youth suicide prevention and youth mental health services
Kunja artist Rodney Stewart, Kingaroy, was selling pieces … this is the first time his Black Emu Art has been at a market
Kingaroy Lions’ Julie Clifford and Roslyn Freeman were selling Lions’ traditional Christmas cakes
South Burnett Woodcrafters had some special handmade toys … from left, Eric Gibson, Michael Schultz and June Bingham
And, of course, the Rotary ham wheel … Kerry Heit, Anna Faunt and Lex Petersen
South Burnett Libraries staff members Lisa Dixon, Judy Nickless and Jane Gunn were handing out balloons and showbags
Kingaroy Quota members were selling handmade treats … from left, Lorrie Pegrem, Sandra Tincknell, Robyn Beardmore, Marie Shaw, Sandy Bennett, Wendy Tully and Pam Ott
Rowena Dionysius was selling hand-made cards, made by a cancer patient, to raise funds for South Burnett Relay For Life
Kingaroy duo Janet Watts and Rita Buchholz had a stall selling baking and home-made cards
Kingaroy QCWA and the Kingaroy Twilight QCWA members had a combined stall … from left, Jennifer Le Patourel, Kingaroy president Lois Thurecht, Twilight president Julie Johnson, Jackie Isaacson and Lorraine Klein
Bill Ruddick and Tom Johnson were part of the crew manning the Kingaroy Men’s Shed Stall

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Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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