Lighting up our Christmas spirit
By JULIA ILES
DUST off the reindeers, polish neon St Nick, and have someone hold the ladder as you attach lights to the roof for the Christmas Light Up competition.
There is still time to plan displays as the official light up night is December 7 and the competition coupon appears in The Daily Examiner today.
Businesses are also getting in with the Christmas spirit by supporting the work of the Salvation Army.
The AMP Foundation has confirmed it will give up to $10,000 to the Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal by matching the amount raised by the public.
"In the past two years we have raised over $10,000 each year, and we are sure it can be done again," AMP financial planner Jenny Christie said.
From November 22 until December 22 AMP's Priority One Financial Group's office in King Street, Grafton will be a drop-off point for donations of money, food and toys, which will be used to create Christmas hampers for less fortunate families in the area.
Another business supporting the appeal is Harveys Showcase Jewellers in Grafton.
"Everyone admires the work carried out by the Salvation Army throughout the year and their annual Christmas appeal is worthy of everyone's support," Des Harvey said. "This is such a worthwhile appeal and I'm sure with the support we will get leading up to Christmas that we will be able to make a large donation."
Captain Ed Henderson of the Grafton Salvation Army said the organisation appreciated Harveys Jeweller's offer and any donation received would be put to 'very good use'.