Tatura and district residents can look forward to something special later in the year, following an announcement last week by Transition Tatura.By Bob Nicol
Billed as an ‘‘Exciting Christmas project for Tatura’’, the project has been developed by a group of locals and proudly supported by Transition Tatura, Tatura Community Plan, Rodney Arts Society Painters Group, Tatura Men’s Shed and Tatura Art Supplies.
Transition Tatura spokesperson Ross Musolino said along with other activities, some exciting Christmas decorations were being planned for Tatura this year.
Mr Musolino said the Christmas decorations would be made from a variety of recycled, up-cycled, pre-loved, pre-used, repurposed, rescued and non-manufactured (home-made) items.
‘‘The amount of new materials used in the Christmas decorations will be kept to a minimum,’’ he said.
‘‘We intend to create Christmas decorations for shop-fronts, tree guards along Hogan St and Christmas trees (with a difference) in Stuart Mock Place
‘‘It’s hoped the decorations will attract attention and bring visitors to our wonderful town by brightening up Hogan St with a range of decorations during this festive time of year.’’
Mr Musolino said at the same time, those involved hope to highlight the amount of waste people produce, not only at Christmas time, but throughout the year, and educate residents on the ‘‘limited resources we have in the world’’.
The project’s goal is to reuse as many products and resources as possible.
Mr Musolino said some of the decorations being planned were small Christmas trees for shop fronts from old tree branches with a variety of colourful ornaments, festive Christmas scenes in two vacant shops, Christmas trees made from old tyres and disused pallets and colourful Christmas bunting for shop windows.
Rodney Arts Society Painters Group spokesperson Phyl Mactier was enthusiastic about the project.
‘‘When we heard about the idea of brightening up Tatura’s streetscape for Christmas, our imaginations went into overdrive,’’ she said.
‘‘Using only recycled materials we are creating a display in a vacant central shop window.
‘‘We have chosen a Christmas Carol We Three Kings, as our theme.’’
Mrs Mactier said We Three Kings would be unveiled in November.
Anyone who would like to become involved in the project, even if it is just to make decorations at the various workshops, can phone Ross Musolino on 0407 845 247 or Marli Kelly on 0457 772 869.
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