Successful Christmas street carnival in Blyth

With the scheduled date for the Blyth Christmas Street Carnival forecast as being catastrophic and 48 degrees, the Blyth Progress Association members decided to postpone the Carnival from Friday, December 20, to the following Monday, December 23, with an estimated temperature of only 38 degrees.

Thankfully the afternoon and evening was overcast and, while warm, it ended up being a perfect evening .

Many families attended and the change of date was not a deterrent as a good crowd enjoyed the festivities.

The Fancy Dress competition had 18 entrants with winners being Charlotte Muller, Naughty/Nice Olive and Evie Haitana and Harry Weckert.

The Decorated Bikes competition also received good number of entries making it a difficult decision for the judges with the winners being Isaac Wood, Alycia Pudney and Dustin Hill.

It was great to have 30 entries for the Best Christmas Decoration competition with Coby Biggs' Father Christmas sleigh and reindeer made out of pine cones being the stand out winner along with Eliza Honner and Mikayla Eime.

The Dunkem was a huge hit during the warm night and there were no shortage of "Dunkees", as was the Jumping Castle.

New games for the children including the "loose parts playground" and 3 putt putt holes course kept the children occupied during the evening.

Putt Putt Champion went to Nathan Angus with a cool five strokes over the three hole course.

The Water Championships was well contested with new Open Champions being Mick Agnew and Justin Zweck, while Jack Hayes and Josh Hentschke teamed up to take out the Junior Championship.

Janet Zweck's humble quandong pie made a welcome return to the winners list in the Quandong Dessert Competition when judges Wayne and Sharon Rankin gave it the winning tick of approval, while Marj Noye's chocolate quandong pudding came in as runner-up.

Father Christmas and his helpers made their arrival to Blyth in Dale Loffler's shiny 1967 Parisienne Pontiac.

The Pontiac made a graceful entrance to the Carnival and all the children were keen to tell Father Christmas their final Christmas wish.

Again 30 houses entered the Best Christmas Lights comp and the clear winner was the wonderful display at Troy and Deb Noble's house in Burney Street.

Runner-up went to Craig and Amanda Eime, third to Mark and Heather Williams, Children's Choice Joel and Stacey Hitch, and Encouragement Award to Tye Nurk and Sarah Nurk-Garrard.

Winner of the Giant Christmas Stocking was three-year-old Frank Honner.

Once again the Blyth Progress Association thank all the businesses, clubs and community people for both financially and physical supporting this night.