Council has region covered for Christmas celebrations

Published: 26 Nov 2019

From Dows Creek to Bloomsbury, Eungella to the Sarina Range and everywhere in between, council has chipped in to help community groups celebrate Christmas.

Christmas Grants of up to $750 have been provided to run 16 separate Christmas celebrations across our region.

Grants totalled $10,000 and were offered to not-for-profits hosting events that were open and involved the whole community.

The following not-for-profits were funded under the grants program:

  • Dows Creek Hall Committee’s "Deck our Hall with the Joy of Christmas" community Christmas gathering at Dows Creek Hall on December 8 from 2pm to 9pm - $750
  • Calen and District War Memorial Hall Association’s Calen Christmas Party at Calen District State College on December 7 from 5pm to 9pm - $750
  • Mackay City Band to fund multiple performances of Christmas carols across the Mackay community - $535
  • Sarina Surf Lifesaving Club’s Carols on the Beach at Sarina Beach on December 14 from 5pm to 9pm - $750
  • St Brigid's Parish (Farleigh), 49th Annual Christmas Fair on December 14 from 5pm to 7pm - $300
  • Scripture Union Queensland and Sarina District Schools Chaplaincy’s Community Carols Night, “The Little Town of Bethlehem” at Bob Wood Cultural Hall on December 7 from 5pm to 7.30pm - $750
  • Rotary Club of Pioneer Valley’s Christmas Fair in Railway Park, Mirani, on December 14 from 4pm to 9pm - $750
  • The Neighbourhood Hub’s World Café Christmas Carols at The Neighbourhood Hub (4 George Street) on December 10 from 4pm to 6.30pm - $500
  • Mackay Baptist Church’s free community Christmas carols event at Mackay Central State School on December 1 from 5pm to 8pm - $750
  • Eungella Community Development Association’s Annual Christmas Dinner in the Eungella Community Hall on December 6 from 5pm to 10pm - $750
  • The Pyjama Foundation’s Christmas party for the children in care, their carers and families and the volunteers at Illawong Leisure Centre on December 15 from 3pm to 5pm - $500
  • Mackay Community Lutheran Church’s Annual Advent Evening “Return to Bethlehem” at the Lutheran Church on December 8 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm - $300
  • Habana and Districts Progress Association’s Carols under the Stars at the Habana Community Hub on December 21 from 7pm to 9.30pm - $750
  • Sarina Range Community Association’s Community Christmas Gathering at Sarina Range CWA Hall on December 14 from 4pm to 11pm - $750
  • SNAGS - Special Needs Support Group’s Christmas Party at PCYC North Mackay on December 7 from 5pm to 10pm - $550
  • Bloomsbury Soldiers Memorial Hall Community Christmas Party on December 14 from 5pm to 9pm - $550