THANKS to the community of the Greater Taree City area for pulling out all the stops and lighting up our town for Christmas.
The Manning River Times was thrilled with the quality of the entries for this year's Light Up Taree competition, which created a twinkling Christmas fantasy land for families to enjoy.
First prize winner was regular and enthusiastic Christmas fan Rodney Cribbin of Bushland Drive, who lights up his home every year and fundraises for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. He wins a $200 cheque to assist him with his power bills.
Incidentally Rodney raised an astounding $3700 for the helicopter service!
Second was Irene Haggarty of Stokes Circuit, who receives $125. Third was Terry Green of Rosewood Crescent, who wins $75.