The South Burnett’s latest Santa Claus Lane – Wondai Road – is located at Proston (Photo: SBRC)

December 21, 2020

The residents of Wondai Road at Proston are celebrating after their slice of the South Burnett was selected as this year’s Santa Claus Lane.

This is the second year the CEO’s Christmas lights competition has been run, which acts an incentive for neighbours to work together to demonstrate their Christmas spirit.

The 2019 winner was Amaroo Drive at Wondai.

The 2020 winner was announced on Monday morning.

A spokesperson said Council had received numerous entries to this year’s competition.

“Santa Claus Lane aims to promote a sense of community by encouraging neighbours to work collaboratively creating light shows,” Mr Pitt said.

“This year we requested entrants to nominate why they and their neighbours should be granted the coveted title.

“We want to foster a community spirit in the South Burnett, and this is one small simple way of getting people talking and working together.

“A big congratulations to all the families on Wondai Road, Proston for submitting entries into the competition.

“Their combined displays best embodied Christmas and co-operation.”

The “Santa Claus Lane” street sign has been erected near the former Shepherd Memorial Church of St Peter on the corner of Wondai and Drake streets.

“The street sign is a perpetual award,” Mr Pitt said.

“We hope to continue each Christmas season to recognise the winning street’s participation in the Christmas Lights display.”

Mr Pitt also congratulated the residents of Pring Street and Amaroo Drive, Wondai; Muir Drive, Nanango; and Carroll Street, Kingaroy, which were highly commended.

“I encourage residents to view the Christmas Lights map and take a family trip to view the displays over the Christmas period,” he said.

SBRC CEO Mark Pitt and his wife Nicola with residents of Santa Claus Lane (Wondai Road) at Proston (Photo: SBRC)

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