Wimmera migrants celebrate Christmas early

CHRISTMAS came early for the Wimmera’s migrant community, with members enjoying an afternoon of activities at Horsham Botanic Gardens on Sunday.

Horsham Rotary Club hosted the event in conjunction with Oasis Wimmera. 

 Rotary international director Loloma Puls said about 40 children plus parents participated in a range of games and enjoyed afternoon tea.

“It was a great day, everyone had a lot of fun,” she said.

“This is the first time we’ve done it and we hope to be able to do it again.”

Children enjoyed face-painting and participated in egg and spoon and three-legged races.

Mrs Puls said a magic show and Santa’s arrival in a fire truck were among highlights.

She said Oasis Wimmera did a fantastic job helping migrants settle into the community.

“The Oasis group has a special day for migrants and this Christmas celebration followed on from that,” she said.

“I’m amazed by all the nationalities we have in Horsham.”

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