LIONS members are "Hair To Help"
Article courtesy Whyalla News

The Hair to Help Wig Library is now $1000 better off after a
donation from the Carols In The Park Event Committee.

The committee - made up of members from the
Whyalla, & Mount Laura LIONS Clubs
raised the sum after a successful event last year.

The Wig Library is run by volunteer group Pink Spirits and provides
wigs to those who have lost their hair due to medical conditions such as cancer.

Whyalla Lions Club secretary Eira Yarwood said donations were
also provided to Riley Nixon, Emily Ernesti & St John Ambulance.

“It is fabulous to make this donation. That is what the Lions club is here for -
raising money for our community”
she said.

Ms Yarwood also thanked Stormfront Productions
for their help with Carols in the Park.

Wig Library volunteer Raelene Williams said the donation would
be used to keep the group running at full strength.

“There are always ongoing costs so we are very, very grateful to
receive anything at all,”
she said.

"A thousand dollars is amazing so we thank LIONS very much.”

Volunteer Marie Woodford said running the
Wig Library was a "very rewarding job".

“The smile on the girls’ faces is pretty amazing to see - it is
very emotional to do it. There have been quite a few tears”
she said.


The CAROLS IN THE PARK team congratulate committee member
and past chairman LION Allan Smith on being the recipient of a
Whyalla Australia Day Community Service Award to be
presented at the 2017 Australia Day celebrations.


WHYALLA NEWS please enjoy the fantastic photographs


WHAT an amazing night - the crowd, the show and magnificent weather!

Whyalla - you might have just broken all the records!


Be sure to purchase today's edition of the Whyalla News
for your souvenir "Carols In The Park" lift-out.
Bring it with you on Sunday night to sing-along as we
"Celebrate Christmas With Whyalla".

Whyalla LIONS "Carols In The Park" Sunday December 11th - it's FREE!


Our event is excited to welcome the WINNER of the inaugural
Whyalla Recording Scholarship -
16-year old Breeze Millard to the Carols stage in 2016!

Breeze's December 11th performance will mark her official "debut"
as 2016 Winner of this amazing opportunity which will see her
and her original song professionally recorded, released
& mentored for 12 months by Stormfront Productions

STAY TUNED for Breeze's music in 2017!



Applications are now open for any interested singers to join the
Carols Community Choir and be onstage at the 2016

Becoming a member of the Carols Community Choir is easy, fun and free.

CLICK HERE for your Application Form!



(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

A record crowd of well over 5000 people tonight brought Whyalla's Civic Park ALIVE as LIONS Arrium Onesteel "Carols In The Park" staged under starlit Summer skies!

The Whyalla and Mount Laura LIONS Clubs thank all involved in making this unique event such a success - and in particular thank the Whyalla community for their support.

Congratulations go to our 2015 Colouring Competition Winner
BIANCA HO! (pictured above)

Please enjoy the following photos of this spectacular event!

Early Sunday morning, before the stage is set...

...then an early crowd begins to gather in the afternoon.

(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

The Carols Community Choir warm-up sidestage....

(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

...while Antoinette & Aleesha do a great job facepainting!

(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

Philbert The Frog was a hit with the kids!

(Photo courtesy Whyalla News)

Whyalla Community Brass pre-show!

(Photo courtesy W.C.B)

Natalia, Romy & Alison sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Acting Mayor Tom Antonio officially opens the show!

(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

Sequoia leads the choir.....

...in "Hark The Herald Angels Sing"

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Jaylee leads the choir.....

...in "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"....

...and L'Lianna & Chloe dance!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Steve Bartel makes his "Carols" debut...

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

...then it's time for the...

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Kimberley Nitschke closes the first half in style...

(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

...and after interval it's BOOMSTARS!

(Photo Jess Payne Photography)

The girls sing a ballad..

...and Josh busts a move!

The stage looks FANTABULOUS..

...as the BOOMSTARS take a Carols crowd "selfie"!

Elyse gets the crowd involved..

...and Talia sings and dances!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Ellise carols on "Away In A Manger"...

...Sophie leads "Deck The Halls"....

...and the choir sings "Ding Dong Merrily on High"....

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Chloe leads "Frosty"...

...then the "GLITTERBUGS" are back!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

"The First Noel"... Max & Logan...

...Summer & Myah!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Jingle Bell Rock!

Ciara leads "One Little Candle"

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Mark & Alison sing "Oh Holy Night"....

....and "Rudolph" is always a favourite!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)

Finale time....

....it's SANTA!

(Photos Jess Payne Photography)


(Photo Jess Payne Photography)