Santa brings festive spirit
THE lights are burning brightly with the Sapar Christmas truck due to return to the road tonight.
The truck will begin its annual tour at 7pm, visiting suburbs across the city for four nights.
Sapar Landscaping Supplies spokeswoman Suzanne Biddle said the truck would stop at some of the homes in this year’s Queensland Times City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition.
“We try to get around to see the Christmas lights, but obviously we can’t get to them all,” she said.
“It’s always good fun – its Christmas time and that’s what Christmas is all about.
“We’ve been going for about 13 years now and I look forward to it more and more every year.”
Miss Biddle said Sapar staff would hand out candy canes and glowsticks to children of all ages.
“The kids love it and it’s just as much fun for me,” she said.
“We bring a lot of joy to the kids. They bring a lot of joy to me when I see how excited they get to see the truck and all the lights.
“We don’t go out on Christmas Eve because it’s too late for the kids. Also people always catch up with family and friends so we don’t want to encroach on that side of things either.”
Miss Biddle said she had her fingers crossed for clear weather.
“If it’s storming quite badly we can’t go out, because of the generator,” she said.
“We can deal with a bit of light rain, but nothing more than that because it will blow up the generator and we have to get this truck back on the road for work, next week.
“We think we’ll be safe on Monday and Tuesday, but at the moment we’re not sure about the other two nights.”
WHERE AND WHEN
The Sapar Landscaping Supplies Christmas truck will hit the road from 7pm-10pm this week. It will visit different suburbs every night.
Tonight: Willowbank, Flinders View, Yamanto, Churchill.
Tomorrow: Leichhardt, Tivoli, Chuwar, Brassall, North Ipswich.
Wednesday: Redbank Plains, Collingwood Park, Goodna.
Thursday: Silkstone, Bundamba, North Booval, East Ipswich, Newtown, Raceview.