Marinka Terry and Alicia Comlon get a hand from customer Margarita Rouse while fellow wrappers Melanie Boreham, Jess Young, Jeff Rouse and Michael Rochford help out.
Marinka Terry and Alicia Comlon get a hand from customer Margarita Rouse while fellow wrappers Melanie Boreham, Jess Young, Jeff Rouse and Michael Rochford help out. Trevor Veale

Students offer free gift wrapping

SHOPPERS in the city centre have no excuse for not having pretty parcels if they time their shopping trip for tomorrow.

University art and design students visiting from Sydney this week are offering free gift wrapping in the City Square from 11am until 2pm.

The students are lending a hand with King Size Your Christmas, a series of Christmas events hosted by Coffs Harbour’s Presbyterian Church and Harbourside Evangelical Church. The events have included a men’s breakfast, kids club, crafts and coffee night and a grill-a-Christian session – an opportunity to ask questions.

Saturday will see a free Family Fun Day hosted by the Coffs Harbour Presbyterian Church at 187 Harbour Drive from 10am to 2pm.

The Family Fun Day will include a cafe, jumping castle, face painting, craft table and balloons – free.

Marinka Terry, one of the students visiting the city to help with King Size Your Christmas, said they also had a group of a capella singers who were making ‘surprise choir’ visits to events and locations to sing Christmas carols.

She said the project was aimed at reminding people to think about Jesus at Christmas, the celebration for the birth of Christ.

Coffs Harbour Presbyterian Church will hold Christmas services at 6.30pm on Christmas Eve and 9am, Christmas Day.



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