O come, all ye faithful to carols night

By Campaspe News

THE Rochester and Elmore Ministers Association is spreading the Christmas spirit with the annual carols at Windridge Oval on Sunday, December 9 starting at 6.30pm.

The music will be provided by the Echuca Federal Band, the oldest brass band in Victoria, having been founded in 1856. There will also be performances from local schools and the River City Singers, who organisers said had proved popular in previous years. Country band Born N’ Bred, whose recent single White Lies hit 21 in the Indie World Country Music Charts, will also be performing a couple of classic Christmas songs.

Continuing on from last year’s success, there will be kids’ activities from 5pm including a jumping castle, mini golf and craft table.

The Rochester Lions Club will be holding a sausage sizzle and Rochester United Cricket Club will be selling drinks. Ferlatte’s Coffee van will also be on site.

“Christmas is such a special time of the year, where Christians around the world come to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,” said Stuart Withers, president of the Ministers Association and Minister at Rochester Presbyterian Church. “But Christmas is also a time where the community comes together. We spend time with families, we spend time with each other, and we look out for each other.”

The Rochester community is invited to bring their blankets, chairs and picnics and sing along to their favourite Christmas Carols.