Record interest in Christmas festival

Forbes North students Jack Karaitiana, Tahlia O'Malley, Kaily West, Drew Barter and Tyrone Howell with some of the amazing Christmas tree creations the school has put together.

Forbes North students Jack Karaitiana, Tahlia O'Malley, Kaily West, Drew Barter and Tyrone Howell with some of the amazing Christmas tree creations the school has put together.

The doors to the 2019 Rotary Ipomoea Christmas Tree Festival open at 5pm tonight and organisers are sure it will surprise and delight once again.

The official opening is at 6.30pm Friday, and Town Hall will be open 9am to 5pm Saturday and again Sunday to 3pm for families and community members to enjoy the incredible exhibition of trees and nativities.

There are 129 pre-registered entries for this year's event, a new record in the festive festival's ninth year.

Such amazing community spirit has left Rotary members so happy and grateful to the many families, school groups, businesses, churches and community groups that have entered this year.

It is not too late to enter your tree, just bring it to the Forbes Town Hall any time after 8am on December 6.

"It is both delightful to see young people taking part in community events and it is also wonderful to see the faces of little children when they see their handy work on display," Sue-anne Nixon says.

You can collect your trees and nativities from 3pm Sunday and take them home to enjoy.