Observer – Hundreds gather at candlelight carols

ENJOYING some family time at the Bright Carols by Candlelight on Saturday evening were (back, from left) Leanne Harris, Kayla Harris, (front, from left) Kristy Laurenson, Ricky Laurenson and Lauren Barker with baby Jackson. The event was well attended with kids particularly enjoying a special visit from Santa Claus.

Bright’s Howitt Park came alive with the sound of Christmas as more than 500 people joined in the 2014 Bright Carols by Candlelight on Saturday night.

The evening was organised by the Rotary Club of Bright and musical director Rudi Katterl made sure a broad selection of Christmas songs kept the crowd entertained and children were thrilled when Santa arrived on the back of the Bright CFA tanker, and lined up to see the Big Red Man and inform him of their Christmas wish lists.

“I think it was a fantastic evening and everyone who organised it did a great job,” Mr Katterl said.

“I would personally like to thank all of the wonderful musicians, Adam and Josh Lindsat, Jo and Trevor Botting, Colleen Adams, Jutta Hill, Stuart Weaver, Matilda Manning and Carolyn Moore for donating their time and entertaining the crowd with a great selection of carols.”

Carols included Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Aussie Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Little Drummer Boy, Happy Christmas – When the War is Over, Silent Night, Jingle Bell Rock, and O Come All Ye Faithful.

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