The Corowa and District SHE Shed have been busy constructing dozens of Christmas trees for this year’s Christmas period.
The handy group has taken an innovative approach and used pallets, which were donated by Corowa Curtains and Décor, to build the trees which will be displayed on Sanger Street at Friday’s Christmas Festival and during the festive season by local businesses.
In addition, the tree’s will also go to local school’s and preschools for them to personally decorate.
Kay Bratt, member of the Corowa Events Committee, said the idea came from an abundance of crates which were going to waste out the back of her store.
“We had a bunch of packing cases sitting in the backyard and so I thought this would be a great idea to not only do something for the festive season, but also reuse the crates rather than wasting them.
“The She Shed agreed that it was a fantastic project for them to undertake.”
Corowa will be celebrating Christmas in Sanger Street for Friday’s festival with performances by local schools and preschools, dance groups, choirs, and musicians.
With the festivities beginning at 5:30 pm, there will be a special visit from Santa and his elves, jumping castles, face painting, balloons, chalk drawings on the pavement, and pony rides.
Shops will be open late and delicious foods and beverages will be on offer from local breweries, wineries.
As always, the highlight of the night will be the lighting of Corowa’s very own Christmas tree.