Community Event of the Year 2019

New Norfolk Christmas Group members Tracy Hay, left, Jye Hay,
Elizabeth Sheridan, Mary Young, Nicola Rouleston and Fred Lee.

A GROUP that has taken charge of generating Christmas spirit in New Norfolk’s town centre has been recognised with the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year.

“For three Christmas periods in a row, New Norfolk town centre has been transformed by this group of three dedicated ladies,” mayor Ben Shaw said in announcing the award to the New Norfolk Christmas Group at the local Australia Day celebration on Saturday.

“A much-loved addition to our community, this group has opened and run ‘Santa’s House” on High St and at the Courthouse, with many photos and happy moments coming out of it,” Councillor Shaw said.

“All of this is given free of charge and without the work of this group, many families would not have access to photos with Santa. A group of helpers join in with them to create the magic for two weeks before Christmas. Well done to the New Norfolk Christmas Group.”

Congratulations to the New Norfolk Christmas Group.

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