Gunnedah Ministers Fraternal hosts successful Carols in the Park | Photos

Carols in the Park was bigger and better than ever this year.

The annual event was held in Wolseley Park on Friday night and attracted about 2500 people.

The Christmas event was hosted by the Gunnedah Ministers Fraternal and president Scott Dunlop said it was great to see so many families attend.

A number of schools performed items, and Gunnedah Shire Band and Plains Pipes and Drums showcased their instrumental talents.

“The school items were excellent. There was great participation from the school,” Mr Dunlop said.

Mr Dunlop said the success was due to a major “team effort” by local community groups.

“There was a great community atmosphere and it was a beautiful night amidst the uncertain weather we had,” he said.

“I think carols has really become established in our wider community and there’s a reputation out there that it’s a great night and all the feedback I’ve had is positive.

“It was great to start the Christmas season with a reminder of what Christmas is really about – the birth of Jesus, the saviour of the world.”

Carols in the Park continues to be a free event.

“I think it’s fantastic that we can put on a free event with so much entertainment with no cost to those attending, thanks to the generosity of businesses in our community,” Mr Dunlop said.

It’s good to be able to provide that as a gift to the community, which reminds us of God’s free gift of Christ.”

Carols in the Park was a hit on Friday night, with thousands turning to enjoy the start to the festive season. With performances, a sausage sizzle, lollies and fireworks, it proved to be a great night out for Gunnedah’s families.