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Following from the Mt Barker Pageant, and after a few hours rest for those oldies needing it, the band ventured down to the Willunga Uniting Church for their annual Carols in the Paddock evening.

This was bitterly cold as the strong southerly winds blew in during the carols. We felt like playing/singing the carol “In the bleak mid winter”. Where’s global warming when you need it? But the people at the church know what country hospitality means and turned on a great BBQ for the band before the carols, and then nice hot drinks, scones & jam and cream after-wards before we left for the drive home.

This is not a long event, being about an hour, but is a central part of the community Christmas Tree Festival each year. I’m am continually amazed at the ingenuity of local people and organisations who had constructed Christmas trees out of all manner of things. I fully expected to see a tree made from rolled up bank notes from the local bank branch but this was not to be. Thank you Willunga.