Preparations for Christmas Parade on the march

Judi Frost reports:

The countdown is on! Christmas is just weeks away and that means the popular Two Wells Christmas Street Parade is not far away.

We hope to have secured a well know personality by the next edition of the Echo to be this year’s special guest at the December 15th event.

We have the City of Elizabeth Pipe Band attending again as well as two others, being the Port Adelaide City Band and the Mitcham City Brass Band.

Stall holder forms and parade participation registration forms are available from the Two Wells Craft Shop in the main street, open Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-4.00pm and Saturdays 9.30-1pm.  Alternatively email twrat@bigpond.com for forms to be emailed.

A prominent part of the parade is the honour of being named “Parade prince or princess”.

To date we have a nomination for each but further nominations will still be accepted for consideration.

The parade prince or princess is a young person who assists in the community and who you would like to honour with a nomination.

The cut off date for stalls, parade participation and prince and princess nominations is December 1st.  No bookings or nominations can be accepted after this date.

Please be aware the Two Wells main street (Old Port Wakefield Road) will be closed to all traffic except stall and parade participants by 4.00pm from which time stallholders can begin setting up.

The parade will commence at 7pm sharp and participants are required to please report to the marshal on Wells Road by 6.30pm.

As in the past, there are competitions residents can enter, including this year’s challenge of creating and decorating a Christmas Wreath, so please get busy and start gathering your supplies now.   Competition age groups are 5-8 years and 9-12 years with children 4 years and under completing a colouring in sheet available from the Craft Shop.

All entries will be judged on craftsmanship and creativity.

Prizes will be given and all entries will be displayed on the night of the parade in the Old Council Chambers near the Library.

Entries must be lodged at the Craft Shop (with your name and age on them) by 4pm on the day of the parade, or of course any time before.

This year there is no Open section but we would love to accept any wreath for display, done by anyone from 13 years onwards to enhance the colourful and festive scene of the occasion.

For any further information about the street parade please contact Caroline Scutcheon on 0417 801 178, Evelyn Dyer on 0419 811 983 or Judi Frost on 0427 417 905.

Please put December 15th in your diary and make sure you are here for this great night.

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