After a break of a couple of years the MBCA were thrilled to bring back Lights Up to the Millicent Rotunda. Over 300 children gathered to see Father Christmas and see the new lights purchased for the Rotunda turned on.
Community support was a key factor of the success of this event. The Lollies given to the children were donated by Fosters Foodland. The Millicent Scouts and Girl Guides entertained the children with games while the Millicent Rotary club cooked chips and the Lioness Ladies provided Tea and coffee for the parents. Gladys Smith Parent & Child Centre had a sausage sizzle, while Radio 5THEfm provided gift bags for the children. We are extremely grateful for all this support.
As a first, Radio 5THEfm provided the music and had an outside broadcast live to air.
The new lights for the Rotunda were purchased by the MBCA with the support of Lonergan & Muhovics. They helped us source the best lights and have offered to erect and take down each year with the help of Sharps cranes as well as storing them for us. We had Crystal Shawyer turn on the lights as a celebration of her being cancer free for 10 years.
We hope to grow this event in future years and thank everyone for their support.