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The holiday season is getting off to a flying start with Longreach churches, schools and community groups joining together to celebrate the annual Carols by Candlelight event in Edkins Park.

Bring your rug, chair and your best singing voice to one the biggest annual community events in Longreach; next Thursday December 1st.

The event will feature market stalls and a barbeque, operating from 6:30pm.

The festivities commence at 7pm and feature the Longreach Combined Churches, Longreach Town Band, Longreach School of Dance, Longreach State School and Our Lady’s Choirs and more. In news that will delight the young at heart, rumor has it that a certain S. Claus will be making a special appearance!

Reach Christian Church Pastor Scott Maddrell wants to see everyone singing along. “The choristers sound great but we’ll be handing out booklets with all the words, so it’s a great opportunity for everyone to join in.”

Mayor Ed Warren said the event is one of his favourites. “It’s such a special time of
the year – to see the talent and goodwill in our community, on display for all to see, makes me very proud.”

Council coordinates the event in partnership with the community each year. There are still some market stalls available; interested parties can contact Council’s Events and Community Support officer, Jacquettaa Arnold via