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22nd December 2020

Christmas in the Park Continues Tradition of Bringing Locals Together

Isolation almost seems like a thing of the past as 2020 winds down, but if you are among those who are still far from loved ones this Christmas Day you don’t have to spend it feeling isolated thanks to the annual Christmas in the Park celebrations.

The 20-year-old event welcomes locals each year to Centennial Park for a fun-filled day for the whole family.

Former event organiser Tracey McCartney said the event has evolved over the years into the community event that it is.

It took a while to get people to understand that they didn’t have to be ‘hard up’ to come along,” Mrs McCartney said.

“It’s really become about community, which I love.”

Now under the reigns of community-based organisation Empowering People In Communities (EPIC) who took over the event this year, Christmas in the Park is sure to be the best one yet.

“EPIC is very community-focused and very big on inclusion and a lot of what we’re doing is that community access and social support and participation with people living with a disability,” EPIC Kalgoorlie disability coordinator Sarsha Lander said.

“We wanted to bring that inclusiveness into the event as well as putting it out there that the event aligns with what we do.”

Pop down on Friday from 11am-2pm and enjoy a packed Christmas lunch of roast turkey, chicken or a vegetarian option whilst listening to live music from a shaded table.

A visit from Santa, presents for the kids, a photobooth, popcorn, fairy floss, bouncy castle, water activities, and a water misting tent to cool off under will add to the festive atmosphere.

Christmas in the Park will provide food and fun for the whole family this Christmas Day.

 

Kirsten Mitchell
Creative Writer
We Love KB