FREE Bus for Sandstone Point Christmas Carols

A FREE bus service will add to the convenience of next month’s Sandstone Point Carols by Candlelight.

Bribie Island Coaches will provide a service from Bribie Park Ride from 5.15pm. It will do a continuous loop, stopping at Sandstone Point at 7pm and resuming at the end of the carols concert.

Route details include Bestmann Rd and Carpenter Way. Patrons can flag the bus anywhere along the route.

The carols on December 13 will include the Laurie Young Concert Band, featured artists and free family entertainment. Popular radio personality John Knox will host the pre-carols entertainment while Jamie Dunn will host the carols concert.

Convenor Judy Haigh said support from local business and clubs had been fantastic again, enabling organisers to provide free family entertainment with quality technical support and interesting prizes.

An addition to the pre-carols entertainment this year will a stable and baby animals from Ponies, Ponies, Ponies with the return of Dizzy the donkey, who was popular last year. Dizzy will be featured again during the seventh annual carols concert.

Organisers are seeking volunteers to join the carols choir and help with the set-up and work during the evening. To volunteer, contact Andy on 0417 629 957.

The event will kick off at 5.30 with food stalls and free family entertainment, including Be Amazed Entertainers, Boom Baby and Voices Choral Group followed by the carols concert at 7pm.

Tammy Mathieson, who was a popular vocalist at the first carols in 2008 and again in 2009, is returning. Tammy is now a 21-year- old singer/songwriter.

She has had a number of years’ experience performing for audiences large and small and performs in community and charity events throughout the year.

Tammy has been training classically for more than eight years and is branching out in her own business as a vocal coach.

Leon van Lieshout, Tony Dee, Stephanie Ross and Terry Head will also entertain, and along with a combined choir formed by members of the local community, choirs and churches, will help lead the crowd in singing the traditional carols we all love.

With a crowd of about 2000 expected, Judy said this event could not be staged without the generous support of local businesses and clubs and the community appreciates the ongoing support of Bribie RSL.