Rotary tradition spreads cheer

LOCALS got an early taste of Christmas on Friday night when the annual Rotary Carnival was held.

Carnival director Jock Donaldson said it was good to see more than 100 people walk away with smiles on their faces and hams over their shoulders, just in time for the festive season.

"It was a great night. It went off well," he said. 

"One of the main changes we had this year was Lorraine Sutton's singers, who entertained from 6pm to 9am. It meant we had three hours of continuous stage activity and that helped create atmosphere for us.

"This carnival has been a tradition that has been going in Griffith for nearly 60 years.

"We've changed things a fair bit over the years but it is still a great family night."

All funds raised from the event will go into Rotary Club of Griffith's projects account, which goes back into the community through donations to charities and Rotary programs.

This year the carnival was run by Rotary Club of Griffith, with assistance from the Griffith Avanti Club.

Mr Donaldson said face painting and Santa were big hits with Griffith's smallest citizens, while the food tent was also a big hit with carnival-goers.

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