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A lot of sing song about a home for Carols by Candlelight

Bella Whitlock (7) and Hollie Webb (5) at the Rockhampton Carols by Candlelight in 2011.
Bella Whitlock (7) and Hollie Webb (5) at the Rockhampton Carols by Candlelight in 2011. Chris Ison

THE task of choosing a suitable venue for the 2013 Carols by Candlelight has again been pushed back, with councillors of the Communities Committee unanimously deciding to establish a committee dedicated to the task.

The event was held at the Rockhampton Heritage Village last year after the Music Bowl was mothballed.

But councillors today considered a report they had earlier requested on holding the popular event at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

A council officer again suggested the Heritage Village was the best option for the event.

They stated in their report that the showgrounds did not provide the family-friendly "picnic atmosphere" that was usually linked with the event.

Where would you like to see Rockhampton's Carols By Candlelight held?

This poll ended on 28 June 2013.

Rockhampton Heritage Village - 43%

Rockhampton Showgrounds - 26%

Botanic Gardens - 13%

Ski Gardens - 4%

Kershaw Gardens - 8%

Riverside Park - 0%

Victoria Park - 4%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The Botanic, Ski and Kershaw gardens, along with Riverside and Victoria parks were also investigated as potential venues by council officers last year.

The committee will consider venues for the event and report back to the Performance and Service Committee.

The next Performance and Service Committee will be on June 25.

The members of the committee are yet to be chosen.

Topics:  carols by candlelight, rockhampton regional council




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