Community carols a Christmas hit

DESPITE threatening weather, hundreds of people decked out for community carols night in both Proserpine and Airlie Beach last weekend.

Carols by the Beach on Sunday night had its venue changed to Whitsunday PCYC, but that didn't stop the family-orientated crowd belting out their favourite Christmas carols together.

One of the event organisers, Jennifer Renton, said the atmosphere at the Whitsunday PCYC was lovely.

“It was really lovely to hear everyone singing,” she said.

Kids and adults alike dressed to impress in their Christmas best before receiving a much loved visit from the man in the big red suit – Santa Claus.

“The kids were fantastic, they looked gorgeous,” she said.

The Proserpine Community Carols also had its venue changed to the Proserpine State High School Hall on Friday night.

Member of both the Uniting and Anglican churches Ross Hughes enjoyed the opportunity of singing on stage.

“I enjoy singing carols; I have been singing them most of my life,” he said.

“The crowd got into the singing side of things.”

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