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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Giving Back
December 07, 2021

The annual Christmas Fair at Halcyon Waters is one of the most anticipated and well-attended events on the community’s social calendar.

Event coordinator Sandie Carnegie said more than 250 people from inside and outside of the Hope Island (QLD) community come along each year to find a special Christmas gift.

“We had 25 plus market stalls this year,” Sandie said. “I put the call out to all the groups within the community and we have some very crafty and clever people who came to display their wares.”

She said stalls were manned by members of the various craft groups as well as the art group, who set up their display on easels in the foyer of the Recreation Club.

“We also had a number of stalls selling homemade sweets, cakes, jams and preserves,” she said.

Caretaker Chris Woods and Community Manager Renee Ferguson hosted the BBQ breakfast more than $1000 in proceeds from the delicious bacon and egg rolls donated to DV Connect.

Sandie has been involved with the Christmas Fair since she moved into Halcyon Waters nine years ago, eight of those as the organiser.

“It’s a lot of work but we have lots of helpers,” she said. “It’s a great event and what I enjoy most about it is the opportunity for all of us to get together to enjoy a morning in the sun.”