Cr Baberowski - Christmas at the Glasshouse Country Community Carols
  • Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Glasshouse Country Community Carols is back and bigger than ever! With two to three thousand people expected on Saturday December 15, the new organisers are preparing the event with a big stage, great sound and an exciting, brand new program. Entertainment will be in full swing from 4.30pm, including performances by local dance groups, bands and soloists. There will be rides, food, an animal farm, a jumping castle and lots more. From 6.30pm, two choirs will join carollers singing some of the all-time Christmas classics before fireworks bring this special evening to a close. I encourage families to bring blankets or picnic chairs and spread themselves out ready to singalong and gaze up at the sky. Parking is available, but why not travel by train to Beerwah station and walk the short distance to the event. For more details, visit Glasshouse Country Community Carols Facebook page.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely wish all residents of Division 1 an absolutely fantastic holiday, good health and my very best wishes for the New Year!

Community organisations on the rise
I am pleased to report that in recent years, our region has experienced a rise in the formation of community organisations. Community organisations are essential, especially in country towns, as they foster a culture of service and help people better connect with their community. Landsborough as part of the Glasshouse Mountains townships is a good example of this growth in community organisations, with the latest group called ‘Landsborough Love Where We Live’ adding to the existing mix of the Landsborough Area Community Association (LACA), Celebrate Glasshouse Country (with a new office under the hall), The Landsborough Hall Committee, the Museum and Chambers of Commerce, Rural Fire Brigade, CWA, Neighbourhood Centres, etc. to name just a few of our key organisations. The point is, if you want to connect, contribute and make a difference in your community; don’t wait any longer, get more involved, and join one of these groups – they need you! To learn more about these groups, contact my office or search online.

Meet and greet
With the end of year fast approaching, my last Meet and Greet session for 2018 is taking place at the new Division 1 community of Harmony, Palmview. Drop by, say hello and chat all things local government. Tuesday 11 December, 10am-12noon, Kai Coffee Harmony, Harmony Blvd, Palmview.