Jubilee Park at Beaudesert comes alive for Carols in the Park

JUBILEE Park was packed last night for Beaudesert's annual Carols in the Park.

The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Beaudesert and supported by the Lions Club, Zonta and Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Picnic chairs and rugs dotted the area front of stage as a variety of local musicians led the crowd in singing all the old favourites to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Lyric booklets were distributed and the audience encouraged to sing along after the Reverend David Hawke from Beaudesert Uniting Church presented a spiritual reflection.

Performers included Joanna Funk and Ian Smeed, Bec Teese, McAuley College Choir, Jessica Holbrok, Beaudance, Tiffany Kuiper, Keith Dunn, The Harmonettes, Terry Fitzpatrick and of course Beaudesert's own A-Choired Taste.

Llinos Hanson took to the stage to sing for the last time before her family moves to Wales, delighting the audience with her dulcet Welsh tones.

Master of Ceremonies Brent Randall amused the crowd with a series of dad jokes and entertainment director Bec Teese kept the program running smoothly.

Children worked off some energy dancing on the grass, while families tucked into burgers or sausages prepared by Lions Club volunteers.

Organisers agreed that the event was the best Carols in the Park held so far in terms of the record crowd and general atmosphere.

Donation buckets were heavy at the end of the night after Beaudesert displayed the characteristic for which it is famous- community generosity.