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The essence of Christmas will be glowing and glimmering in Gundagai this year. Sheridan Street the town’s main street will be decorated with giant Christmas trees, twinkling solar powered Christmas lights and a nativity scene in Carberry Park.

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has partnered with the Gundagai Regional Enhancement Group (GREG) Christmas Decorations committee and committed $1500 to assist with the purchase lights and the Christmas trees.

The Christmas trees will be made of plywood and have been constructed by Gundagai Men’s shed, six 2.4 metre trees will be placed in Carberry Park, with others of varying sizes positioned in the garden beds along Sheridan Street.

The trees will be decorated with solar lights and the committee hope that local businesses will jump on board, so awnings along the street can also be decorated with solar powered Christmas lights.

Spokesperson for GREG, Marjorie Campbell said Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has supported the project with funds and other services.

“We have asked council to erect the lights and also store the decorations after Christmas, the funds are very welcome and will allow us to purchase the Men’s Shed Christmas trees and more lights,” Mrs Campbell said.

The new acquisitions will add to the Committee’s decorations and lights from previous years and will be recycled year on year where possible.