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Hundreds attend Maclean Rotary Carols

Lynne Mowbray

Around 500 members of the community came together ‘Under the Big Top’ open air auditorium at St Joseph’s Primary School Maclean, for this year’s Maclean Rotary Carols by Candlelight.

The venue this year moved from Maclean High School due to ongoing construction work at the entry to the school.

Despite a huge storm which passed through the town during the hours leading up to the event, it did not deter the large crowd.

The evening’s event saw a line up of wonderful lower river talent; dancers, musicians, vocalists and choirs entertained the crowd in a musical celebrating of Christmas.

Santa’s arrival saw children racing to meet him, before he greeted the crowd to find out who had been ‘naughty or nice’.

Talented entertainer Connor Willmore did an excellent job as compare of this year’s carols. Connor who only turned 18 the day before the big event, looks set to have a great future ahead of him.

Images: Lynne Mowbray.
A jovial Santa had everyone laughing, especially MC for the evening, Connor Willmore.


Sahara Cook 5, of James Creek, with the voice of an angel

Elyse Upston, 17 month old, of Maclean

Judith and Bob Little
L-R Ann North, Betty Irons and Janelle Mashiah of Maclean.
Peter and Marie Harrison of Gulmarrad
Tom Burgess 3 and sister Ruby 2, of Maclean can’t wait for Santa to come.