The small team who organised the event on December 13 – Veronica, Laney, Judy, Ania and Joy – would like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who supported our event, Christmas At The Bay – A Community Celebration on the Coronet Bay foreshore.
Special thanks to the CFA who managed the traffic for us and to the Wonthaggi Citizen’s Band who created such amazing music on the night.
Thank you to the Morrison family and friends, Lorraine and Gerard, for the fantastic job they did in cooking the hamburgers and sausages on the night and who were instrumental in ensuring that $503.70 was collected in the donation buckets which will be shared between the CFA and Wonthaggi Citizen’s Band.
Pam and Gavin were absolutely wonderful in providing a wonderful magic show for the children and the participation in the show was simply unbelievable! What a memory!
Thank you to the gentleman in the red suit and his helpers who thrilled the children and who will appear in many cherished photographs and helped to create some wonderful memories for the youngsters.
Nicole, our face painter, also painted many beautiful faces on the night.
Thank you to Zena and her support crew for providing our sound for the entertainers, namely Judy and Carol, the magnificent No Strings Attached; Liam and his mother Tam; and our very own songbird Lucy Najm!
They certainly added to the spectacular backdrop and sunset with their beautiful music.
A huge thank you to Stanley, our MC who carried the event right through to the end and who also stayed with us at the very end helping to dismantle the event.
Thank you to the two volunteers from Rotary Inverloch who brought and assembled the stage for the event and then returned it to Inverloch. Quite a journey!
Thank you to Janine and Frank from Bass Coast Shire Council who assisted us with the planning for Christmas At The Bay.
To our sponsors: Bass Coast Council, Bendigo Bank, Alex Scott, redwagon design and Big W, your support is vital to stage such a night.
Thank you to Bianca who also helped in organising the lanterns for the children.
The event would not have happened without the help of the tireless workers behind the scenes who helped assemble the event and dismantled it all after the event: To Winston, Peter, Stephanie and John, Peter and Vicky, Laney and Steve, and Richard, this would not have happened without all the hard work you put in and we would not have been able to create this event without you.
In total 50 odd volunteers worked tirelessly on this event.
We thank you most sincerely for your love of community and commitment.
Joy Button, Coronet Bay.