Community pulls together to spread the Christmas spirit by decorating the town

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Clunes Neighbourhood House volunteers, Lana De Kort, Viktoria Bach, Liz Bach and David Callinan help put up the decorations. Photo: Dylan Burns
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Clunes Neighbourhood House volunteers, Lana De Kort, Viktoria Bach, Liz Bach and David Callinan help put up the decorations. Photo: Dylan Burns

COMMUNITY members have come together in Clunes to decorate the much-loved main street with traditional Christmas decorations. 

For the past two years, Fraser Street has been transformed with Christmas colours and jingle bells by a group of volunteers. 

The initiative was driven by the community and the decorations purchased with donations. The transformation took two weeks to complete.

And for Liz Bach, the display of decorations and lights continues her family legacy of decorating in December.

Lana De Kort, from Clunes Neighbourhood House, said the event was an opportunity to bring people together who may otherwise be alone at Christmas. 

Fraser Street is closed down with events in the evenings from 5pm for the first three weeks of December. From a street parade, with floats made by community members, and a market on December 7, to a Christmas themed market and bush dance on December 14 and Carols by Candlelight and fireworks display on December 21, each event will provide fun and festivities.