While the first day of summer brought with it all four seasons, it didn’t stop people enjoying Carols in Melrose Park.
Vineyard Lutheran School children, members of Clare Valley Concert band and the community came together to celebrate the festive season.
A few showers of rain, a downpour and hailstorm, along with some thunder, didn’t stop the event going ahead.
Kicking off the evening saw children’s activities, food and drink – in some cases, many enjoyed a hot drink with the cooler night.
Clare Valley Model Engineers took the opportunity to offer rides on their trains throughout Melrose Park which was enjoyed by young and old.
Honey biscuits were consumed and carols were sung and time together on the first day of December was all part of the magic on Saturday night.
While a unpleasant start to the evening, the weather cleared and left only a damp ground for the proceedings.
Carols in Melrose Park were enjoyed by both young and old – it was a night for all to be a part of.
It has marked the beginning of Christmas in the Clare Valley with the pageant to be held this Friday night, December 7 from 6.30pm.
Keep an eye out in next week’s paper for all of the photos from Friday’s pageant.