Friday, 15 January 2016

Christmas spirit shines

Well you may not have seen them from space; but the Christmas lights, at Wycheproof, certainly put the town on the map this festive season. Broadway, Wycheproof was also the talk of the district with the iconic peppercorn trees adopted and decorated by individuals and groups.

Wycheproof VISION president Jacinta Miller said she was delighted that so many residents had lit up their houses, making the town glow and so many businesses had joined in adopting a peppercorn tree to decorate, showing a great Christmas spirit.

Awards in all categories were presented during Christmas eve celebrations at Centenary Park to:  
  • Winner 2015 overall all categories, Steve & Di Lang
  • Best Use of a Single Strand Julie Morrison
  • Best use of recycled material, Wayne & Renaye Gretgrix, Wycheproof Tyres  & Batteries
  • Best decorated street, Webster Street
  • Pollard family, Calder Highway, Best decorated rural
  • Kim Shaw & family, Novice (first-time entry)
  • Sam Harrison, Best decorated letter box (town) sponsored by Wycheproof Post Office
  • Lois Goddard Winner Best letter box (rural) sponsored by Wycheproof Post Office.

Thirty-three peppercorn trees were adopted by residents and community groups creating a fabulous avenue of Christmas spirit along Broadway. Wycheproof VISION commends and thanks all who participated. The overall winner was Mary Dillon and family. Participants included:

  • Wycheproof Swimming Pool Committee
  • Jo Cleveland
  • Julie and Graeme Perkins, Wycheproof Motel
  • Terry Mathieson, Royal Mail Hotel
  • Stephanie Hommelhoff and the Art and Craft information shop
  • Sue-Anne Beattie, Wycheproof Newsagency
  • Tracy Pardella, Mt Wycheproof CafĂ©
  • Marlbro House
  • ANZ Bank
  • Chalmers Butchers
  • Terminus Hotel
  • Rayes Family
  • Keltia Lindsay and family
  • Wycheproof Hopital
  • Maggie & Roy Daiken
  • Bernice Harding and family
  • Elders Wycheproof
  • Penelope Grant
  • Ison Family
  • Crockett Family
  • PAG Group and Glenda Bish
  • Wycheproof P-12 students
  • WCRC
  • Wycheproof Op Shop
  • Wycheproof Mens Shed
  • Claire Phyland
  • Bakery on Broadway
  • Steve and Di Lang
  • Buloke Shire staff
  • Carol Jones and Andrea Coatsworth
  • Clare Bloomfield