Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett officially launched the 2017 Mayoral Christmas Appeal on Tuesday, 28 November at a special morning tea hosted by Hawkesbury Central Library.
Windsor Public School Boys Percussion Group and the Macquarie Towns Choral Society entertained guests with wonderful musical presentations. Later, younger children enjoyed Christmas themed stories, songs and craft. They were thrilled when Puddles, the Reading Dragon also made a guest appearance at Preschool Story Time.
This is the sixth year that the Mayor is partnering with the Rotary Club of Richmond’s Christmas Appeal.
“Hawkesbury residents have rallied together to provide hundreds and hundreds of gifts over the years, to help those who struggle at Christmas time. A sincere thank you to the Rotary Club of Richmond for all their hard work to make it happen each year,” said the Mayor.
“Thank you to the local Police and Inspector Garry Sims who are working hard this year to collect more presents at the station for the Rotary to distribute,” she added.
Contributions are welcomed for both children and adults of all ages. Gift tags will be available at collection points or you can add your own.
There are three collection points for the Mayoral Christmas Appeal located at:
Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street Windsor
Windsor Central Library, Deerubbin Centre (Ground Floor), 300 George St, Windsor
Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond
Presents should be delivered to the collection points by Friday, 15 December 2017 to allow time for them to be distributed prior to Christmas.