AROUND 100 children scrambled for lolly bags lobbed by Santa at Tathra’s community Christmas carols on Sunday.
The event was hosted by the Wambiri Youth Camp and local Anglican parish, with plenty of entertainment to keep the whole family happy and in the Christmas spirit.
Wambiri manager Tony Hancock said Santa handed out 100 lolly bags, while 120 sausages were polished off by hungry revellers – they may have to increase the number for next year as it is hoped the night will get even bigger.
“The weather was good,” Mr Hancock said, “and the firies [Tathra Rural Fire Service captain Adam Wiggins and his team] were great – they gave Santa a lift down into the camp.”
He said entertainment was provided by the Bega Band, a Tathra Primary School band and the local Mainly Music choir group.
Reverend Ross Gear gave the Christmas address, while Catholic and Uniting churches offered bible readings.
“Overall, a great time was had by all,” Mr Hancock said.