Glenview radiates light through the longest night

THE Glenorchy sky was lit up last month thanks to the third annual Glenview Community Services Winter Lantern Festival.

Held over the winter solstice, the festival celebrates the shortest days of the year by bringing warmth and colour into the local community.

Every year Glenview opens its doors to community groups, schools, residents, clients and families to join in on the mid-winter fun.

The festivities kicked off on Wednesday 15 June with one of the most impressive selections of lanterns to date.

Glenview chief executive officer Lucy O’Flaherty said she was overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of the lanterns entered.

“We had a remarkable display of lanterns, all unique in both their decoration and design,” she said.

“The beautiful lights and colours will continue to radiate in our halls throughout the winter months.

“As well as our display at Glenview, we always encourage our local community to help light up the night by hanging their own lanterns at home, school or even at work.”

Ms O’Flaherty said the growing community support the festival continued to receive was amazing.

“Watching the residents interact with the local community is truly what makes the events so special,” she said.

“It was lovely to see everyone having such a great time.

“The festival is a highlight in the Glenview social calendar and it never fails to brighten up the cooler months.”

As part of the festival each year, the Northern Christian School Choir performs a range of songs that fit with the cosy, winter atmosphere.

Joining the choir this year were belly dancing and rock ‘n’ roll dance performers, balloon twisting and an energetic live band.

Caption: Glenview residents enjoying a mesmerising belly dancing display.

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