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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 57

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 27 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 6 -D E C -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 7 C O L O R : C M Y K HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature comp n From previous page Judging will begin at 7pm. Entrants will be asked to show and talk about their personalised books for the special guest judges. After the event, the entries will be put on public display in the Library. offers hope to all G-man (Gerry Lyons) talking to youngsters who entered the dress in a Christmas costume competition to turn on the lights at the 2010 Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival n From previous page Faith, Hope and Charity to the community of Alice Springs. It means a lot to people who have very little in their lives. It brings families together, creates excitement and expectation. It is truly wonderful to see a mothers delight and the expressions of joy and amazement on little ones faces when they are judged the best entry or even chosen to be one of the ones to parade in front of the judges. I love the carnival atmosphere the Christmas celebrations bring to the mall. The Secret Solar Garden and all its magic is always a hive of activity and always a huge hit with small children. Good luck to all the entrants in the chance to light the tree in 2011. If there is one tip from me, it is that above all children must have fun. In terms of a story book production, I would prefer to judge a childs own best creative effort rather than a perfect work through an adults creativeness. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and safe holidays. Co-judge CAAMA station manager G-man (Gerry Lyons) said: What I will be looking for is how vibrant, colourful and magical the book and its story tells. I would encourage those entering to get into the spirit of Christmas by dressing if they wish as a way to express what they have written or created. To create a story in book form is magical and I look forward to joining Alderman Sandy Taylor and Centralian Advocate journalist Erin Jones in judging such an exciting competition. So dont hold back in being creative. Christmas is a time of family, memories, dreams and wishes. Co-judge journalist Erin Jones said: What a wonderful honour to be asked again to be a judge at the annual Christmas Carnival. I had such a great time last year that I just cant wait to see what fantastic picture books the children produce full of imagination and creativity. From other experiences, Ive noticed local children are very talented and Im sure this competition will be no exception. I hope all the books will be bright and colourful and will ooze Christmas cheer and children please feel free to dress up for the occasion to really get into the festive spirit. I hope to see many of you there on the night as we light up the spectacular and rather large Christmas tree. And to all of Alice Springs, I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Oh come ye all to Christmas Carnival A FREE family-friendly carnival will help kick things along for Christmas on Friday evening. The Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival will be packed with fun, including live music and childrens activities and of course the turning on of the Christmas Tree lights. The annual carnival is being held in Todd Mall and on the civic centre lawns from 5pm. Enjoy the eclectic mix of buskers, balloon twisters, roving performers and other surprises that pop up along the way. Catch the sounds of Al ices local musicians while you shop amongst the excit ing and numerous market stalls offering a variety of arts and crafts, fresh pro duce, plants, clothes, books, jewellery and global foods that will give that enhanced shopping experience for the last-minute Christmas shopper. There is some thing to suit every taste and every budget. The line-up of enter tainers includes As Jass, In Tatters, Eastern Reggae Band from Santa Teresa, Rusty and the Infidels, Students from the NT Music School, Sing Australia and the Alice Springs Town Band will perform on the night. The Christmas Carnival runs from 5pm to 9pm on Friday. 2 8 2 3 0 2 /1 2

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