THE annual Casterton Business and Development Association’s Christmas light-up night is always a fun night for the whole family and last Friday’s event was no exception.
Although the crowd was a little down on previous years and the weather was chilly by the time the fireworks lit up the sky, everyone that turned out in Henty St was kept entertained for more than four hours before the fireworks signalled the end of the night’s festivities at about 9.45pm.
Every year, children seem to find some novel way to keep themselves on the street and this year it was water cannons, coloured hair spray and myriads of strips of foam that seemed to cover the bitumen wherever anyone walked.
And the Casterton Secondary College had a stall dispensing fake tattoos that just about everyone on the street clamoured to get. Not many realised just how hard it is to remove fake tattoos the next day.
How many parents woke up to find their pillows all colours of the rainbow, thanks to the multi-coloured hair spray that every young girl seemed to have in their hands?
But, there was no malice intended and it was all a bit of old-fashioned fun that seems to have deserted our world today under the guise of political correctness. Thank goodness for the CBDA and its annual light-up night.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, December 4, 2013