CHRISTMAS CHEER: Following a highly successful inaugural Christmas Trail, the Inner Wheel Rockhampton Sunset organisers held a review meeting with home owners who whose homes held the beautiful displays. (Standing, from left) Marlene Finning, Vicki Deller, Cheryl Thomas, Marion Collins, Glenda Ireland, Clare Harris, Pauline Stait and Barb Kniffe. (Sitting) Rilla Evans and Ev Curd. (Absent) Bev Anderson.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: Following a highly successful inaugural Christmas Trail, the Inner Wheel Rockhampton Sunset organisers held a review meeting with home owners who whose homes held the beautiful displays. (Standing, from left) Marlene Finning, Vicki Deller, Cheryl Thomas, Marion Collins, Glenda Ireland, Clare Harris, Pauline Stait and Barb Kniffe. (Sitting) Rilla Evans and Ev Curd. (Absent) Bev Anderson. Contributed

Crowds love Inner Wheel's first Christmas Trail

THE inaugural Capricorn Christmas Trail, organised by the Inner Wheel Club of Rockhampton Sunset and held on the weekend of October 31- November 1, was a resounding success.

Proceeds from the event and the raffle will allow the club to present a cheque for $12,500 to the Wahroonga Community Centre which counsels abused and troubled children and young adults.

The Capricorn Christmas Trail involved nine homes and gardens, each decorated in a different Christmas theme, to which ticket holders travelled, at their leisure, over the two days.

Some of the beautiful decorations in the homes were provided by local businesses as a way of displaying their Christmas wares to the public. A lunch of hot ham rolls, homemade Christmas pudding and Christmas confectionery, served by the friendly members of the Rotary Club of Rockhampton North, was provided at one of the properties.

Ken O'Dowd, member for Flynn, opened the Trail on Sunday at the Alton Downs property involved in the Trail.

He pointed out that this was a new and exciting event for the Rockhampton region and wished the Inner Wheel Club of Rockhampton Sunset success in their venture.

Feedback from the public who attended this event was overwhelmingly positive, with many indicating they would bring their friends to next year's Trail. Many commented on how welcome they were made to feel in the homes and some ladies indicated that they would be interested in joining a club with such welcoming members.

It is the intention of the Capricorn Christmas Trail committee to present new houses and gardens each year, so the committee is seeking people who, with assistance if required, would be prepared to offer their homes or gardens for this purpose.

If you are interested, please contact the secretary on 4934 1170 or 0417 196 800.



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