Hundreds of people flocked to Queens Gardens last night for Shepparton's Carols by Candlelight.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS December 23, 2013 4:57am
Last night’s Carols by Candlelight marked the beginning of the first Shepparton Christmas for some.
Jo Bishop and son Harrison, 10 months, set up camp on a picnic blanket with her family to soak up the festive atmosphere in the balmy weather.
‘‘It’s Harrison’s first Christmas and his first carols — we’re here for him,’’ she said.
Mrs Bishop’s family formed part of hundreds that crowded into Queens Gardens armed with chairs, rugs and food supplies for the 39th year of the carols.
It was another first for family and musical group Restored, which led the singing of White Christmas, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Amazing Grace.
‘‘We moved from Sydney seven months ago
‘‘There is a nice atmosphere and Christmas spirit here tonight.’’
Kristy Rudd said her son Cooper, 3, was loving singing and dancing to the carols dressed up as Santa.
‘‘We come as much as we can — it gets us and the kids into the spirit of Christmas,’’ she said.
Performers from Initial Stages and the Turaton Christmas Choir took to the stage among many other local acts.
Auslan interpreters translated the carols using sign language.
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The Rotary Club of Tatura has inducted four new members since the middle of last year.
Echuca tennis player Regan More and Echuca cricketer Taylor Beard are March 2014's Sportstar nominees.
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Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Plenty of entries and an enjoyable afternoon.
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