Renown Park

Community Markets for 29th October

 

Community Markets will be held in Condobolin at Renown Park on Saturday, 29 October from 9am.

The Markets will feature Giftware, Sun Catchers, Candles, Handmade Sewing, Crochet, Confectionary, Scentsy, Cooking Delights (Xmas Cakes, Slices and Sauces), Inspiration Sauces, Baby Wear, Woodwork, Plants, Waste to Art Works, Barbwire Creations, Rabbit and Pig Food, plus many other attractions.

More storeholders are welcome to attend, and a small fee of $15 is requested to cover the cost of insurance which is being covered by Council.

For further information, contact Julie on 0417 671 304 or Mick on 0418 451 530. MB

Festive Fiesta

An estimated $20,000 was injected into the Condobolin economy as a result of the Lachlan Christmas Fiesta.

Sean Ritchie and Alicia Davis with their daughter Sophie Ritchie with Lachlan Shire Mayor John Medcalf at the official turning on of the Community Christmas Tree lights in Renown Park. Sophie had the honour of turning on the lights last Friday night. MB

Lachlan Shire Council Tourism Officer Amy Strudwick and LSC Director Community Services and Governance Gordon Thompson along with Jaren, Rubie and Arabella took their chance to have a photograph with Santa at the Fiesta. MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Melissa Blewitt

An estimated $20,000 was injected into the Condobolin economy as a result of the Lachlan Christmas Fiesta.

The event, held last Friday night, attracted a large crowd, who took advantage of late night shopping and the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Young Condobolin resident Sophie Ritchie had the honour of turning on the Community Christmas Tree lights in Renown Park, which was followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

The Fiesta was held over a four hour period in Bathurst Street, to encourage locals to shop locally for Christmas and provided a wonderful opportunity for local retailers to showcase their product range.

To encourage shopping local, a passport incentive was implemented where shoppers received a stamp for every $10 spent at participating stores. When five stamps were collected, the passport was submitted to the barrel and great prizes were up for grabs every hour during the Fiesta with over $3,000 worth of prizes donated by local businesses.

Lachlan Shire Council Mayor, Councillor John Medcalf, said the Fiesta was a great success.

“Congratulations to all involved in the 2015 Lachlan Christmas Fiesta. It was a great evening out for family and friends and it really emphasised the importance of shopping local,” he said.

“Condobolin is a strong community, like all of the communities in the Shire, and the benefits of shopping local cannot be stressed enough if we are to maintain our business communities and local jobs,” he added.

Carols in the Renown

Renown Park was aglow on Sunday evening for Condobolin’s own Carols by Candlelight.

• Kristel and Clinton Smith with their children Braxton and Chayce holding up candles at the Carols by Candlelight held in Renown Park on Sunday evening. SC

Renown Park was aglow on Sunday evening for Condobolin’s own Carols by Candlelight.

• Ali Martin and Cammay Hall from the CRC Church singing carols on Sunday evening. KP

By Lara Pearce

Renown Park was aglow on Sunday evening for Condobolin’s own Carols by Candlelight.

Local families sprawled out on deck chairs and rugs and waved ‘candle’ glow sticks in the air before the Christmas tree, making for a traditional Christmas celebration with a “true blue” Aussie feel.

Around eighty people gathered at Renown Park, where a variety of acts – from carols to poetry to dancing – kept the crowd entertained.

A number of Sing Australia performers assisted community members in singing a range of traditional Christmas carols as the music teacher of Condobolin High School, Sam Azon-Jacometti, accompanied the singers.

“It was a beautiful atmosphere there, by the Christmas tree,” said organiser Lindy Hall. “Everyone loved the variety of local talent. There was a little bit of everything.”

Among the performers was local man Daniel Slennett, who recited the famous Australian bush poem, ‘Turbulence’, telling the story of a wild young ringer from Alice Springs.

The senior group of Physical Culture students performed a hip hop dance for the admiring onlookers and groups of singers from Hope Church and the CRC Church entertained the crowd with Christmas songs.

Tessa Noll performed a modern rendition of ‘Ave Maria’, accompanied by her father Damien on the guitar.

It is the first time that the carols have been held at Renown Park, with organisers noting that the feedback was very positive.

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