Medowie Christmas Carnival attracts over 5000 people for singing and entertainment

Medowie Public School Choir.
Medowie Public School Choir.


MEDOWIE locals had the opportunity to dust off their Santa hats and warm their vocal chords with this year’s Christmas Carols held on Friday, 7 December.

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The annual Christmas Carols held at Ferodale Park and hosted by the Rotary Club of Williamtown saw an enormous boost this year of locals and businesses in attendance.

With a rebranding and a new name, the Medowie Christmas Carnival was a dancing, singing, and show ride spectacular.

Former President of the Rotary Club of Williamtown, and organising committee member, Mr Geoffrey Hamilton told News Of The Area, “The night was an absolute success.”

“It is such a joy to see the many smiling faces of children and families enjoying the night’s festivities.”

“We have been fortunate enough to have Medowie Christian School come on board this year boosting the committee from four to 12.”

“We hope to continue this year’s success in 2019 and thank the local community for their support.”

The Carnival featured children’s rides, market stalls, food vans, the usual live music and entertainment, much of it provided by local schools.

Hunter Valley’s best loved Santa attended the event, spreading his usual cheer.

The three primary schools Wirreanda Public School, Medowie Public School, and Medowie Christian School helped with the selling of tickets for the rides and were able to raise valuable funds for their parent and citizen groups.

While some of the flavour of a traditional Carols was lost in the excitement of rides–and the long lines that accompanied them–show bags, and market stalls, the event attracted close to 5000 locals.

Medowie Public School P&C President, Kelly Field told News Of The Area, “Our school would like to pass on our congratulations to the organisers for the hugely popular and successful Carnival.”

“There was such fantastic community spirit and collaboration as our three schools worked together on the sale of the amusement ride wristbands.”


By Kelly MAY and Heather SHARP


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