Coffs Coast carols makes a comeback

AFTER a one-year absence, Coffs Coast Carols is back with an exciting festive program for 2015.

Mayor Denise Knight said resounding support and new sponsorship had made the return of the event possible.

“The Coffs Coast Carols could not proceed last year because of a lack of funding support,” Cr Knight said.

“But this year we have... rallied local business to help bring the spirit of Christmas back to the community through a large carols production.”

The December 19 event is a partnership between the council, Coffs City Centre Masterplan Committee, Lifehouse Church and C.ex Group.

Masterplan committee chairman Rod McKelvey said the Brelsford Park location and production proposal had won overwhelming support.

“(We’re) pleased to bring the event back to the city centre, where the carols were successfully hosted some years ago,” he said.

“Local businesses have been generous with sponsorship, donations and in-kind support to crowdfund an event that should rival any previous carols productions.”

Lifehouse Church was invited to get on board to produce the event, following the church’s success with productions at the Coffs Showground in 2008 and 2009, when audience numbers reached 7500.

“We’re aiming for excellence, with a traditional carols program that we hope will appeal to everyone and help to grow the event for next Christmas,” senior pastor Steve Spence said.

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