Heat pulls folk to Marburg carnival
MARBURG'S Christmas Carnival was bigger and better than ever at the weekend, and organisers thanked the heat for bringing hundreds of people out.
Marburg Christmas Carnival committee president Norm Reinke said it had all the perfect ingredients for a terrific festival.
"We had a great atmosphere and beautiful night - I think the heat actually got everyone out and about," Mr Reinke said.
"The festival's been going for decades - our eldest son is 45 and we used to take him out when he was a toddler."
Mr Reinke said the carnival would not have been possible without his team of volunteers.
"I've got a good crew - they all get in and do their bit," he said.
"They've been doing it so long it just happens.
"We've still got a lot of life with young ones coming on board now too."
Country music by Shane Hauschildt, a Christmas dance and Mal the Magician topped off the night.
Food and craft stalls were popular throughout the night, while a mega raffle and a ham wheel delivered Christmas hams early to 50 lucky people.
Santa arrived on the rural fire brigade truck and about 140 children were treated to sample bags.