IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
If there was ever anyone who could spread the Christmas cheer it would have to be Ron Howitt.
As a resident of the Coffs Harbour Masonic Village Ron impressed his fellow residents last week by unveiling his innovative Christmas sculpture.
Standing about 1.5m, the sculpture is made from cardboard, recycled Christmas cards and decorations, and it took Ron about six weeks to complete.
For the past two years he has been an active member of the Masonic Village and Ron created the ornament in celebration of the village's annual Christmas party.
Anne Scard from the Masonic Village said the sculpture was met with much approval and it had become known as the 'Marilyn Monroe Birthday Cake' because everyone was waiting for something to jump out of it.
Adorned with lights, tinsel and just about anything else Christmas-like Ron could find, the display certainly brightened up the event and got everyone in the mood for celebration.
Ms Scard said there were 100 people including residents, family, friends and staff who attended the celebration last week, along with residents from the respite area, and even a quick stop off by Santa Claus.
"All the residents plan this day and it provided some great entertainment with tap dancers performing and some sing-a-long activities," Ms Scard said.
"Even some of the residents hit the dance floor so it turned out to be a great day."
Ms Scard said on Thursday there will be an official luncheon for the staff and residents because many residents spend Christmas day with family.
For more information phone the Coffs Harbour Masonic Village on 6650 2200.