Display captures Christmas spirit

The Whyalla community recently came together to create unique Christmas displays for the Festival of Christmas for 2017 held by The Anglican Church of Whyalla.

A number of groups were invited to participate in a variety of categories, including children up to 14 years, adults, Church groups, schools and preschools.

The display was set up in the Westlands Shopping Centre on Monday, December 4 and remained there until Saturday, December 9.

The Westland Traders donated vouchers which were presented to the winners of each category. As part of the display the Anglican Church were also taking in many food donations.

Coordinator Loris Scott said there were a number of interesting designs entered into the competition, with a total of 25 submissions.

“It’s quite amazing, these groups come up with so many different ideas. There’s no age limit to it, anyone was able to take part,” she said.

When Ms Scott was asked is she had a favourite display, she said she ‘loved them all’.

“i’m just so thrilled that people are participating in this. If people don’t participate then we don’t have a display,” she said.

“As a church we try to promote the Christian message, the fact that we have been given everything and we have to share that with others.

“That’s what we’re trying to promote through this display.”

Winners of the competition included Whyalla Uniting Church Fellowship and Whyalla Girl Guides.