Griffith Looks Forward To A Merry Christmas
Friday, 24 Sep 2021The Griffith Christmas Working Group is forging ahead with plans for 2021 despite the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
The Group met to discuss Christmas 2021 recently, determined to at least set the wheels in motion to give residents something to look forward to.
Christmas Working Group Chair, Councillor Dino Zappacosta said the meeting was an opportunity to start the ball rolling for the upcoming festive season.
“Now, more than ever we need something positive to look forward to,” Councillor Zappacosta said.
“Last year ended up being a big success despite the fact we had some restrictions in place.
“We are investigating what we can do for Christmas this year and fingers crossed we can bring everyone something special.
“Last year, with the help of local businesses we launched the inaugural Glow2680 campaign.”
The Campaign saw Banna Avenue businesses open their doors for late-night shopping before lights in Memorial Park and trees along the main street were officially switched on.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi, said he is hopeful restrictions will ease well before late November, in time for the event.
“The uncertainty is difficult for us all, but I think at least planning for the best case scenario isn’t a bad idea,” he said.
“Even if the COVID restrictions mean we can’t do everything as normal, as was the case last year, we would like to do something to help lift spirits.”
Locals may have noticed electrical work being undertaken on fairy lights in trees along Banna Avenue to ensure they are in working order.
Additional shooting stars will be added and the giant, 6m high walk-through bauble with fairy lights will be back, following repair work. The Gothic Vault arch way, community Christmas tree and star photo booths will also make a comeback in Memorial Park this year.
“If all goes to plan we are going to have an incredible display for our community and visitors to enjoy,” Councillor Zappacosta said.
“We have some other exciting new ideas in the works too and we will be making those public as soon as possible once loose ends are tied up.”
The next Christmas Working Group Meeting will take place on 29 September 2021. Keep your eye out for more details as plans are finalised.
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