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Aurukun Community Christmas Carols Evening

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Aurukun held its Community Christmas Carols Evening on Tuesday 20 December 2011 and one of the highlights of this evening besides Father Christmas’ arrival, was the presentation of the prizes for the Christmas Lights Competition.

Because of Skytrans’ generosity in donating two return airfares Aurukun/Cairns last year and again this year, Aurukun Shire Council has chosen to call this annual competition, the Skytrans Christmas Lights Competition.  Maureen Karyuka was the winner this year and she received her voucher from Aurukun Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Japp.

The children had a great evening starting with the Jumping Castle and face painting and then the arrival of Father Christmas who was escorted by the police with sirens blazing.

Again this was a great evening of celebration for the Aurukun community.



Halloween Party held at Thargomindah in aid of the RFDS QLD

Monday, December 19th, 2011

On Saturday 29th October, the small community of Thargomindah donned their witches and wizard costumes to attend the Halloween Party. The event started with a “Trick or Treat” event for the local children on a warm evening. Local school teachers guided 41 keen youngsters to various houses in  the town who received plenty of “treats”.

The party then moved on to the local Shire Hall where the adults were waiting to greet the youngsters with a  smoke machine and cob web decorations  to set the atmosphere.

Supper was provided and there were some ghoulish dishes including  a coffin chocolate cake and green cupcakes.

The judging of the costumes was done with difficulty by 3 local dignitaries as Thargomindah residents really do like to dress  up and put a huge effort into their costumes.

The highlight of the evening was the drawing of the lucky door prize, a return airfare for two to Brisbane with Skytrans Airline and this was won by Paul Rush, the local caravan park manager.

The evening then progressed with a disco of suitably  ghoulish music and over $3000 was raised for the RFDS.




Swell Sculpture Festival 2011

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The ninth annual Swell Sculpture Festival was a tremendous success with over 178,000 visitors from far and wide discovering and experiencing 47 sculptures installed at Currumbin Beach in September.

Highlights of the program included over 500 children participating in sculpture workshops and indigenous children from Lockhart State School who were able to attend and were inspired through new experiences with the Cape to Coast project sponsored in part by Skytrans.  Lively conversations were prompted at the Public Art Forum and the master classes spurred new creativity.

“It was terrific to meet the children from Lockhart River and to see them involved at Swell. We thank Skytrans for its wonderful support.”

Ruth Della | Director Swell Sculpture Festival