Chairman of the Toowoomba Clubhouse Association Professor Peter Swannell, deputy chairman of the Christmas Tree Festival Committee Alan Pennington, Christmas Tree Festival Committee chairman Richard Thompson, flanked by two club members Teresa and Shane.
Chairman of the Toowoomba Clubhouse Association Professor Peter Swannell, deputy chairman of the Christmas Tree Festival Committee Alan Pennington, Christmas Tree Festival Committee chairman Richard Thompson, flanked by two club members Teresa and Shane. Ross M Brown

This year's Toowoomba Christmas Tree Festival launched

THE Christmas Tree Festival 2015 was launched recently at the Toowoomba Clubhouse with the presentation of a $500 donation.

The gift represented a portion of the surplus funds from 2013 and 2014 festivals. The gesture was made to recognise the support afforded the festival by the community of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

In making the presentation, Alan Pennington, deputy chairman of the festival committee, spoke of the significant support given to the festival over time, and said the committee wanted to make a gesture of thanks by donating to a worthy community organisation in Toowoomba.

The Toowoomba Clubhouse Association provides rehabilitation for members facing the challenges brought about by dealing with mental health issues.

The Christmas Tree Festival will again be staged by Middle Ridge Uniting Church, Stenner St, between December 9 and 18.

All are welcome, and the committee is inviting those who would like to either decorate a tree (provided) and/or volunteer to work at the festival, to register.

Forms and information can be found on the website at www.mr.unitingchurch.org.au.

The theme of the 2015 event is The Blessings of Christmas.


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