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What is your favourite movie?
My favourite movie will be the sequel
to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
because it is all about old people going
to live in India and it is incredibly funny.
Where is your dream destination?
I would go to Canada and Alaska
because we have been to Europe and
we would like to do something a bit
If you could invent anything, what
would it be? I would invent a form
of transportation to Europe that takes
less than 20 hours.
How would you like to see
I would like to see the old, empty
buildings in Gawler revitalised. It is
such a beautiful main street and it is
such a shame to see more and more
What are you looking forward
to most this summer?
I am looking forward to spending
time with our grandchildren and
simply having a break.
In my opinion...
Iam writing to say how impressed I
was by the huge 'wow factor' of the
2014 Gawler Community Carols
event on Sunday night at Pioneer Park.
The weather was near perfect and after 12
months of arranging, a fantastic event was
enjoyed by the huge crowd in attendance.
The choice of entertainers, along with the
special MC (Andrew 'Cosi' Costello) was
To the Gawler Carols team, headed up
by chairman Peter Harper (Gawler Light
Rotary Club) and Leon Budden (Gawler
Apex Club), and consisting of service club
members and the Gawler Town Band, well
So many people volunteered their
time and, with the Town of Gawler
providing the major community event
funding of $25,000, joined by other
sponsors Hickinbotham, Gawler Business
Development Group, Southern Star
Windows, Gawler Office National, Rudall
& Rudall Lawyers and Trevor Bellchambers
(Cars of Class), put on a fantastic event for
thousands of people in Gawler's 175th year.
It was so good and I, along with my wife
Glenys, enjoyed the festivities very much.
A true highlight of the show was 'Cosi',
from South Aussie with Cosi, who kept the
event moving in every way, along with the
first-class choice of entertainers.
In Mayor Karen Redman's passionate
opening welcome I and, I think, many
others present were quite amazed when she
asked who was there from Gawler, and we
saw that so many people had come from
outside of the area.
It was great to see so many people taking
time to come to Gawler and enjoy what we
have on offer.
Service clubs presented the children's
entertainment and food stalls, along with
selling programs and electric flashing
candles and products, and there was
something for everyone for a festive event.
I do hope that in the future Gawler
residents and our community support and
get behind events like last night, it is so very
After the show, we travelled around
Gawler to view the many local light displays
and, especially, the Gawler Light Rotary
Club's South Para River lights show at Apex
Park -- it's fantastic!
Again, it is all put there by volunteers,
which allows everyone to get into the spirit
of the festive season.
We sure are living in the best part of
South Australia in Gawler, which is the best
of town and country.
FORMER GAWLER MAYOR BRIAN SAMBELL WRITES ABOUT HIS JOY AT THE SUCCESS OF SUNDAY'S
GAWLER CHRISTMAS CAROLS EVENT AT PIONEER PARK IN THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE.
The entertainment at Sunday's Gawler Christmas Carols was highly enjoyed by the large crowd in
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
"Gamers" Elliot Herkes (left) with Michael and Ashley Brown engaged playing
the League of Legends at the Local Area Network Party held at the Gawler
Sport and Community Centre on Saturday.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
WITH break-ins on the rise
in the Gawler area, residents
are advised to get to know
their neighbours to prevent
becoming a victim.
Research conducted by
the RAA shows knowing
your neighbours has major
security benefits and people are
increasingly turning to their
neighbourhood network to stay
safe and secure.
RAA secure services manager
Ben Nottage said it was a
good idea to get to know your
neighbours, especially around
the festive season.
"If you don't know who lives
next door you feel less obliged to
look out for them, as evidenced
by our research showing one
in three people would ignore a
neighbour's house alarm," he
"Our research also shows 62
per cent of home-owners always
notify their neighbours when
they go on holiday and 19 per
cent would, most of the time."
Knowing your neighbour could reduce thefts
More photos from the Local Area Network Party
and other local events in the Social Pages 37-39.
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