FULL OF FESTIVE CHEER: Fiona Croft, Wallea Eaglehawk and Vicki Arthur with the stocking.
FULL OF FESTIVE CHEER: Fiona Croft, Wallea Eaglehawk and Vicki Arthur with the stocking. Meghan Kidd

Old Ambo stocking brings back old tradition for community

A CHRISTMAS tradition has been resurrected in Nambour with the Old Ambo's stocking back out the front of the shop with plenty of cheer up for grabs.

The stocking which was a yearly festive time fixture out the front of the Old Ambulance Station in "day's gone by” would receive donations from local businesses and then be drawn in December with one lucky local winning all the items inside.

Vicki Arthur from Mrs Beesley Vintage Clothing, said she didn't know when the stocking stopped but it was some time in the 90s.

"Two years ago I thought it would be a good idea to bring it back, because I remember when I was a child driving past and seeing it you'd think 'wow, I'd love to win that',” she said.

"The local businesses would all donate items, and they're doing the same now.”

The Nambour Men's Shed came on board to rebuild the stocking and now it sits out the front of the Old Ambo, with plenty of donations already, including vouchers at local businesses, toys, books, beauty products and hardware supplies.

"What's inside already would be a great win,” Vicki said.

"We appreciate all the support from our local businesses.”

Tickets for the stocking can be bought at the Old Ambo on Howard St.

Funds raised will support the heritage and progress of the building built in 1958.

The raffle will be drawn this month.


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