Street Carnival shines 

WITH Santa arriving by horse and cart, BMX riders pulling stunts, music blaring and rides whirling, this year’s Bombala Street Carnival has been hailed another big success

The fun kicked off last Thursday evening with a street procession, with police and fire vehicles, vintage tractors and trucks, classic cars, the Scooter Club, our local schools and of course Santa all being waved down the main.

Mayor Bob Stewart officially opened the carnival, and from here on in there was a feast of singing and music to be enjoyed from various local groups and individuals.

Nearby the Lions Chocolate Wheel was busily whirring around giving out hams, while the chainsaw sculpting attracted interest and a special raffle was drawn for the National Stroke Foundation.

While some lapped up the dodgem cars and whale slide, others busied themselves with the novelty events, with plenty of laughter to be heard as footballs were tossed and volunteers splashed into the charity dunking booth.

Late night shopping was an important part of the night, as were the carnival eats, with all having plenty of choice between our local businesses and some visiting stalls.

But of course for many the drawing of the Shop Local promotion was the big highlight, with the lucky winners being Jaimie Farrell, Corinne Morrow, Tom Dyer, Janine Jamieson and Doreen Dent.

But even after the big draw, this year’s carnival offered enough entertainment to keep everyone in the street, ensuring that many hours of fun rolled on into the night.

The Council has had tremendous feedback for the carnival this year, with thanks going to all of those involved in making it such a success, including local businesses, volunteers and community groups.

The Bombala Street Carnival proved the perfect way for the community to come together to celebrate the end of a busy year and welcome in the new one, with a very high spirited atmosphere being shared.

Finn and Mick Sullivan on the dodgems.

Finn and Mick Sullivan on the dodgems.