WE ALL love Christmas.
Each year the wonderful residents of Leeton and surrounding districts decorate their homes and businesses for the launch of Light Up Leeton month long celebrations.
Have you ever thought about how much enjoyment and memories we provide for our younger generation?
I know that these images will stay with these youngsters for a long time.
They will remember their Leeton Christmases with fond memories.
That fills my heart with joy.
Of course, this doesn't just happen by itself.
For the last 24 years a small group of dedicated locals led by Carl King meet every August to start planning for the Light Up Leeton month long promotion.
The Light Up Leeton committee is creative and innovative, they come up with new ideas each year, they have members with expertise in a lot of different areas.
The committee had to cancel the community carnival and concert this year, the first time in 24 years.
However, in true Leeton fashion, the committee reacted with plan B and set up an awesome display at the Leeton Visitors Centre, as well as strategically placing decorations throughout the community.
They have also worked extremely hard to encourage residents, businesses, schools and organisations to light up, decorate and set the scene for an extraordinary December in Leeton.
The committee is currently working closely with Leeton Shire Council to create an Art Deco Christmas theme, the first stage has been the gorgeous Christmas Baubles on business awnings and the new Christmas banners on the main street.
There is more planned for next year.
Would you like to be part of this month-long celebration and help create more memories?
If so, contact Carl King on 0407 956 638.
The more ideas the better and the more hands, the easier it is for all involved.