Christmas concert for the whole family

December 06, 2017

Concert organisers John Everingham and Mick Wane (back) with some of the children who will perform at carols on Saturday night (back, from left) Makayla Culhane, Jordan Gray, Katie John, Toby Wane, Faith Vidler and Lindsey Matheson; (front) Ariarna Barker, Demi Marshall, Paige Gray and Charlie Wane and Neve, Talei, Ethan and Alana Rickard.

Families across the district are invited to attend the Family Christmas Concert at Railway Park in Finley on Saturday night.

Hosted by the Finley Community Church, the free event is the first of its kind for Finley.

Event organiser Mick Wane said it was important for the community to remember the true meaning of Christmas, which will be shared at the event.

‘‘I think we focus too much on the commercial side of Christmas, and many of us are swept away by it,’’ he said.

‘‘This is a way to educate some of the younger members of the community, and remind a few older folk, about the story of Jesus’ birth and why we celebrate Christmas.

‘‘Bring a picnic rug, sit back with family and friends and listen to some truly wonderful music.’’

The concert begins with local children performing carols they’ve been practising over the past few weeks.

Also performing will be renowned Christian solo artist and nine time Golden Guitar winning performer Colin Buchanan.

‘‘Colin is someone who connects with people of all cultures and religious backgrounds,’’ Mr Wane said.

‘‘Many younger families will enjoy Colin. He is different to what many are used to; I’ve never heard of anyone having a bad experience watching Colin perform live.’’

The Finley Lions will be running a barbecue, selling sausages, burgers, and cold water and soft drinks and the Teapot Cafe will attend with its mobile coffee van.

Dessert is also sorted, with the ice cream truck booked.

The concert starts at 6pm.

In the event of more wet weather, the concert will be moved to the Finley High School auditorium.

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