PHOTOS: Santa Paul West has a Narooma area Christmas

IT’S that time of year when local RFS brigades dress up their trucks and roll out Santa to throw lollies to the community.

On Sunday evening, the latest recruit to the Tilba RFS brigade Paul West, the host of River Cottage Australia, helped decorate the truck and headed out as Santa on the back of the fire truck to the Tilbas, Wallaga Lake, Akolele and Mystery Bay – much to the delights of kids young and old.

"Ho ho ho  - Merry Christmas," Paul yelled out to all the householders and even some livestock that came out after hearing the fire engine sirens sounding.

There were no cameras on Sunday, but Paul and the River Cottage Australia last week just started filming the second series of the hit show of The LifeStyle Channel on Foxtel and production will continue in the New Year.

The Dalmeny Kianga brigade meanwhile will today Christmas Eve start at Kianga at around 2pm and head north to Dalmeny with captain Greg Hill saying 30kg of lollies would be thrown out.

“It’s huge and getting bigger every year,” Greg said.

All the local brigades are in need of new members so stop in to your local station to sign up.

The Narooma RFS brigade as is tradition before New Year’s Eve will head out to the local caravan parks on Friday, December 27 at 4.30pm and Sunday, December 29 at 3.30pm to hand out lollies and show off its fire engines.

Speaking of New Year’s Eve, venues around the Narooma district will have music and activities and the Narooma Golf Club hosts the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Green starting at 9pm – this family friendly event is a big drawcard every year.

Eurobodalla Shire Council meanwhile has its “Night Bus” running in Narooma between now and New Year’s Eve and check out the details on Page 2.

Staff at the Narooma News wishes all our regular readers and visitors a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

Holiday gig guide:

Tuesday, December 24

Club Narooma – Ricky Bloomfield 6 to 9pm

New Year’s Eve

Tuross Head Country Club -  Ben McNeil & Fireworks

Tuross Tavern – Cambo

Bodalla Arms Hotel - Natalie Prevedello Duo from8pm

O’Brien’s Hotel – DJ Exposure, Jester and Huge UV Party

Tilba Valley Winery - Mike Ward And Errol Richardson Dinner Party

Club Narooma – Phat Boyz 9pm to late

Narooma Golf Club - Fireworks 9pm and DJ Matt Brown

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