THE busy festive season continues at Glenview Community Services with residents, families, community groups and schools coming together to join in the Christmas and New Year cheer.
Kicking off the festivities on Saturday 19 November, Glenview residents were led through the streets of Hobart by “six white boomers and a rusty Holden ute” to celebrate the annual Hobart Christmas Pageant.
Glenview chief executive officer Lucy O’Flaherty said there had been a number of successful events held to celebrate Christmas.
“We really love this time of year and we always try and fill December with activities for our residents and the broader community to look forward to,” she said.
“On Wednesday 30 November we held a Christmas market day, which was a great opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping knocked over.
“Our old boardroom was also transformed into a wonderful, festively lit Christmas grotto, christened by a special performance from members of the Act Your Age Theatre.
“The show-stopper, however, was of course the arrival of Santa Claus himself, who was joined by the beautiful voices of Sacred Heart College carol singers.”
Local celebrity Peter Gee visited Glenview on Wednesday 7 December for a special handover ceremony, receiving gifts donated by the Glenview community for the ABC Giving Tree Appeal.
“The big ticket on Glenview’s Christmas calendar was the annual Christmas luncheon,” Ms O’Flaherty said.
“Held on Thursday 15 December at UBET Park, more than 100 members of the Glenview community came to celebrate the Christmas period with delicious food, raffles and entertainment, including an encore visit from Santa to cap off an afternoon of fun.”
After a busy month of activities, Glenview’s Christmas finale will be the Ecumenical Service, to be held on Thursday 22 December at the Glenview Chapel from 10am.
Caption: It has been a busy festive season for resident Genevieve Tacey, pictured, and her friends at Glenview Community Services.