Beachmere was one of the few communities to celebrate the festive season when they came together at the Xmas Bazaar and Community Carols on Saturday, 5 December.
With Covid regulations and restrictions still in place, many towns and groups did not organize events at all this year.
Beachmere was not one such town and some 450 people attended a fun afternoon in Clayton Park.
Art, craft and gift stalls offered candles, jewellery, art works and handmade arts and crafts. Organisers said they really wanted to promote local artisans and encourage people to shop local and support local.
Bribie duo, Boom Baby, provided their unique brand of family entertainment while carols were led by members of the PLR Beachmere Singing Group, accompanied enthusiastically by Ann Watts who has been organizing and accompanying carolers at this event for several years now.
Children were kept entertained with treasure hunts and circus performers while the Beachmere Classic Vehicle Club had it’s first major outing with more than 20 vehicles on display. Fortunately they were also able to give Santa a lift when the reindeer stopped at a field of carrots on their rehearsal flight.
Beachmere Area Network Group said the event was an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the festive season and support local artisans with their “Shop local, Support local artisans” campaign.
The next event on the BANG calendar for Beachmere will the popular Australia Day Picnic in the Park on Tuesday, 26 January.