Thousands turn out to celebrate Christmas as a community

Thousands turned out to celebrate Christmas as a community in Buderim.

This year’s event presented by the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA), with the support of the Community Bank Buderim Bendigo Bank,  on Sunday, 10th December at the Buderim Village Park, Church Street, was the best yet.

BWMCA Carols organiser Andrew Butterworth said the event, in its 20th year, was always such a lovely start to the festive season.

“It is a real expression of what the Buderim community is all about.”

“This year’s entertainment wa once again directed by local entertainment professional Riley Cope, and we were delighted that 7News Sunshine Coast’s Rosanna Natoli joining us again as MC.

Riley Cope said this year’s program would feature performers from Buderim Youth Theatre, Elite Dance Institute, Cope Creative and Musical Theatre Holiday Intensive as long as plenty of community singalongs.

The event also helped to raise money for a range of community organisations through the sale of refreshments including a sausage sizzle from the Buderim Scout Group and hamburgers from the Buderim Rotary Club, hot dogs and nachos from the Leo Club from Chancellor Park State College as well as popcorn, fairy floss, lollies and drinks from the BWMCA and Buderim Foundation.  Carparking also raised money for Buderim Lions as well as Buderim Uniting Church and St Mary’s Catholic Church.

Community Bank Buderim Bendigo Bank branch manager Peter Macdonnell said the Carols was once again be a great way to welcome in the festive season and come together as a community.

“We are so fortunate to have such a talented line-up of performers, It was a very special event and one which the Bank again is very proud to support,” Mr Macdonnell said.

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