Christmas Community Fundraiser set to delight

Hāwea’s Community Centre receives a Christmas makeover.

A Christmas house is setting up to be exhibited at the Hāwea community centre, which will be open to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, December. Promised to dazzle viewers, the house will be fitted out with thousands of christmas decorations which, aside from visual appeal, will also help give onlookers homemade ornament inspiration. 

With 12 trees, a living room, dining room, two bedrooms, a kids play area, a picnic site and much more, the site has been devised by self-confessed “christmasaholics” Barbara Mackenzie and Elizabeth Horrell specifically for the centre. 

Elizabeth Munn, an organiser, sayid, “It is really unique. Children would love it and adults will get lots of ideas.” On Sunday, from 4pm onwards Hāwea will host an Xmas picnic in the park alongside the site, which wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa himself. There is a small fee to see the Christmas house, with all proceeds going back to the community centre.


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