Volunteer Elves in their NoosaCare-sponsored shirts.
Volunteer Elves in their NoosaCare-sponsored shirts. CONTRIBUTED

Christmas elves decorate Cooroy in lead-up to festival

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to a group of Cooroy elves who have been working hard for months for a magical community celebration

The first sign of all this hard work for Christmas in Cooroy appeared recently when a record number of elves volunteered to decorate the town.

Donning their new Christmassy green volunteer shirts sponsored by NoosaCare Inc, these dedicated volunteers put up tinsel, baubles, garland, lights and decorations.

Richies Bakery and Fox & Hound Espresso rewarded them for their efforts with free coffee, tea and cold drinks.

The next round of excitement will be on Friday, December 2, with the official lighting of the Ri-con Cooroy Christmas Tree at 7pm outside Cooroy RSL.

This year the ceremony will be extra special with stars dedicated in memory of Bill Savory, Dawn Kelly, James and Sophie McGrath, William and Jessie Cambage and Amy Payne.

The Cherry Ripes will provide the carol-singing at the tree this year and there is a 100% likelihood of snow flurries forecast for this year.

To top off the evening, the Christmas movie Elf will screen on the library rooftop from 7.30pm.

Saturday, December 3, is the big event from from 4pm with the Bendigo Bank Street Parade, the Noosa Hinterland Plumbing Great Santa Race, Cooroy Fish n Chips Santa Sack Races and free rides, face painting and other entertainment at the Christmas in Cooroy festival.

Hosted by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Cooroy, this event is a showcase of Christmas spirit for the region.

Get the full program at www.christmasincooroy.com.au.


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