13 December, 2023

Lighting up Woodford

The rescheduled Woodford Lantern Parade was a hit at the Woodford Showgrounds last Friday night, after the original Woodford Street Carnival and Lantern Parade was aborted a week earlier when a storm arrived.

Lantern parade lights up Woodford Showgrounds
Lantern parade lights up Woodford Showgrounds

Children and their parents turned out in good numbers at the Showgrounds as the Woodford Library provided the lantern lights after countless hours of preparation.

Proceedings also involved a Woodford fire engine with flashing lights, while there were also vintage cars and a tractor.

Santa arrived in a Holden Ute, and the attendance of a 4WD club also added to the atmosphere.

The Woodford Local Ambulance Committee drew its Christmas raffle, and the Woodford Lions Club sold tickets as part of the club’s $25,000 mega raffle.

The Woodford Lions also put on a barbecue, which was well received as plenty of attendees were keen for a sausage sandwich.

“All in all it was a great night, warmly received by the local community after the previous week’s disappointing storm,” Woodford Lions president David Kearns said.


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