Christmas in Mango Hill Village 2013
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Christmas in Mango Hill Village 2012
On the back of two very successful Festivals (Centenary of the Armistice – 11/11/2018 and our Christmas Carols on 22nd December), The Mango Hill Progress Association continues to be as relevant today as when we commenced operations back in 1986. Thank you to our each member of our wonderful Team of Volunteers whose efforts and community spirit made these two Festivals possible, bringing great joy to the families of the Mango Hill and North Lakes communities.
Welcome to 2019! Meetings of the Association are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month (7.30pm), commencing with the AGM on 20th February.) Your attendance at these meetings are encouraged as also, we seek your support in taking out membership of the Association. ($10 per family per year) – See Membership
Our 1st event of 2019 is the Australia Day Skate Night on 26th January (Family Night) on the Tennis Court.
Spirit of Christmas Shines in Mango Hill
It was a wonderful night of family entertainment on 16th December for the 32nd Annual Mango Hill Christmas Carols. To each and every person who contributed in any way or assisted the Association to make the Mango Hill Christmas Tree Carols possible, THANK YOU! You have helped bring the Spirit of Christmas to your Community. You are Amazing!
You only have to look at the crowds which rolled into Danzy Buchanan Park, the faces of the children, the smiles of Mums & Dads as they munched on burgers, snags & cakes or listened to the woops of delight as Kids (big and small) descended the Giant Slide, who sat on Santa’s knee or held the farm animals, to know your every effort was appreciated. Then there was the quality entertainment/Carols Program led by Louise Winton and Dale Tokely that rounded off a family night that displayed the Spirit of Christmas. Whether, you were in the High Top (Burger Tent), selling raffle tickets or providing Tea/Coffee and Cakes over in the Moreton Bay Tent, your commitment was significant.
To ALL our Sponsors any many Community Groups (inc Father Dan & his team from Lakes Anglican Church) as well as performers, we thank you for your contribution to the 2017 Mango Hill Christmas Carols Program.
The Annual Christmas Hamper Raffle was another great success due to the generousity of residents who donated items for the 27 Hamper Baskets raffled off on the night. You have continued a wonderful Tradition that started with just one basket at the first Carols back in 1986, with all funds raised helping to pay for the free rides for the children.
The Progress Association welcomes interest from businesses who wish to partner with our Association in spreading the Joy of Christmas to all the Community. (Contact Laurence on 0415 342 007 – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Merry Christmas & Thank You!
Merry Christmas to ALL. A special “Thank you” goes to each and every resident, supporter, sponsor and Volunteer for your terrific contribution to another Mango Hill Christmas Carols in the Park.
From Russell Bremner (Food Tent Coordinator)
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who graciously have their time & effort in staffing the food and drinks Tent at the Mango Hill Carols. Also, a special “Thank You” goes to all the patrons who “pic-nicked” in the park and who cleaned up so beautifully as you left. There was not a paper or piece of litter in sight when I walked out with my wheelie bin to clean up. Weather permitting, I look forward to seeing back at Danzy Buchanan Park for Christmas Carols 2017.
Mango Hill Village Christmas Carols
Commencing in 1986 as a small village celebration for the local children by the fledgling Mango Hill Progress Association, the Annual Mango Hill Christmas Tree Carols (held in the outdoors in Danzy Buchanan Park, Mango Hill Village) has now developed into a Regional celebration of the Spirit of Christmas, attracting residents from across the Moreton Bay Region & beyond.
The Mango Hill Christmas Tree Carols are included in the Moreton Bay Regional Council and MBRIT Festival of Christmas Events calendar and regularly attract over 1000 patrons.
The Progress Association in partnership with Mueller Community Church and many local community groups are delighted to provide a program of family fun which includes:
· afternoon picnic game &, free rides for the kids, face painting and family priced food/catering
· the much anticipated visit by Santa handing out sweets to the children, followed by
· an evening Carols & Musical performers, culminating in the splendour of:
· KC’s Fireworks bonanza that always thrills the multitude of patrons watching from across the park.
A unique Village Tradition that has stood the decades of time has been the annual Christmas Hamper Raffle of up to 25 Baskets all donated by the residents of the Village which along with donations from our sponsors, assists the Progress Association in financing the range of free activities for families.
The Mango Hill Progress Association sincerely acknowledges & appreciates the support of our many sponsors who make this much loved and anticipated Christmas Celebration a reality for the community at large.
Mango Hill Progress Association 30th Anniversary Celebration
Mango Hill Progress Association proudly celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Saturday, 16th July with a Dinner Dance.
Guests of the Mango Hill Progress Association were invited to the Community Hall for a Spit-Roast dinner and night of dance and entertainment, featuring the wonderful Moreton Celtic Fiddle and local Folk Singer, Dave Norman.
The night was a fantastic community get-together with foundation members, The Dolleys, The Mackenzies and The Christies attending along with Former Mayor, Yvonne Chapman.
Back In 1986, the Mango Hill Village community had less than 100 houses and was a small outpost in the forest, in the north-east of the then Shire of Pine
Rivers, somewhere east of the “Great Divide” (the Bruce Highway) with dirt roads and very few amenities with no voice on how to improve.
Now, the Mango Hill Progress Association is well-respected by Government, local businesses and the general community, as the voice of local residents in seeking to enhance the quality of life in Mango Hill and North Lakes, and for bringing the community together with regular social events through the commitment of a wonderful team of volunteers.
Mango Hill Celebrates Australia Day 2016
On Saturday 23rd January Danzy Buchanan Park came alive with Aussie Day Music and Family Fun.
Community spirit was alive and well as some 800 Mango Hill residents and visitors celebrated our national day with Aussie music from “Black Heather”, kids games, free rides, food tents and the fantastic KC’s Fireworks show which appeared to “shoot” the full moon out of the night sky.
In addition to our regular and valued volunteers, we were pleased have State Member Chris Whiting and Community Police Sergent Kerry Edwards (and husband Andrew), serving burgers to the hungry locals.
Over on the oval, new resident Gavin Warner of Boost Tuition coordinated the picnic games and childrens’ activities including a thong throwing contest, whilst Boost Boy the mascot, rode the giant slide with the young kids.
Thanks to our many generous sponsors, the Progress Association was able to co-ordinate this additional community event following the cancellation of the traditional Mango Hill Christmas Carols on 12th December 2015.
Special thanks goes to the Mango Hill Market Place, Moreton Bay Regional Council, LJ Hooker and our volunteers who made this event the success it was.
Mango Hill Australia Day Celebrations with Music & Fireworks
On the evening of Saturday 23rd January, the Community will celebrate “Australia Day”.
The afternoon begins at 4.30pm with Family “picnic games”, Giant Slide/Jumping Castle (no charge) on Danzy Buchanan Park.
The regular Australia Day Skate Night will go ahead as part of the Australia Day Celebrations.
Families will enjoy an evening of entertainment with local Aussie Bush Band, “Black Heather”. The night will culminate with the renowned KC’s Fireworks, which each year have lit up the skies over Mango Hill, captivating crowds who have attended the annual Mango Hill Christmas Carols.
Additional attractions include Face Painting, Fairy Floss and judging of the Best Aussie Day Outfit. Food Tents with Aussie Hamburgers and the usual “Cuppa” will be on sale.
Contact: Laurence Christie (07) 3204 2020
Mango Hill Christmas Hamper Collection Weekend
On the weekend of 5th and 6th December, the Mango Hill Progress Team led by Ken Hatchman (3203-1866 & 0448-296 452) will continue our wonderful tradition of collecting community donations of food and drink from Village Residents, which fill the many baskets to be raffled off at the Mango Hill Christmas Carols on 12th December.
Your donations assist the Association to entertain families (Free rides, Musical entertainment and Spectacular KC’s Fireworks).
Volunteer Collectors are needed and you can volunteer to Ken as above.
The Mango Hill Anzac Centenary Festival
The Mango Hill Anzac Centenary Festival held on 25th April was a fantastic success with over one thousand patrons celebrating and enjoying the Spirit of ANZAC on Danzy Buchanan Park, Mango Hill Village.
Pipes & Drums of the National Servicemens’ Band march on.