Community

Love Long Beach Christmas Fling

Sun 8 Dec 2019 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

  • Sandy Place Reserve, Long Beach

A group of passionate residents in Long Beach have banded together to establish a new community association, Love Long Beach Inc, and are launching their group by hosting the ‘Christmas Fling’ on Sunday 8 December. 

“There are lots of families in Long Beach and initially we wanted to establish a group that represented their interests,” shared Kaliegh Smerdon who kicked off the group with a few other Long Beach mothers.

“When we put the call out for people interested in joining us we had a range of people jump onboard. Our goal is to foster a healthy, happy and socially connected Long Beach community for everyone who lives here and so Love Long Beach Inc was formed.”

Love Long Beach currently has a handful of members and a small Facebook following and were keen to boost their profile and connect their community socially, so the idea of a Christmas get-together was hatched.

“Unfortunately, this year the Carols in Long Beach are not going ahead so we thought we would host an event, not to replace the Carols because we hope they can make a comeback next year, but to get everyone together and have some fun.” 

Mrs Smerdon said the support for the event had grown quickly and that the community is really behind making it a success. 

“People have been so excited about the Christmas Fling. One of our most generous residents in Long Beach, Peter Munday from Lennock Volkswagon, who has always supported the Carols, has jumped onboard and provided some
seed funding to get the event happening.” 

“The Long Beach Rural Fire Service are also involved and will be running the BBQ and helping Santa to make a quick appearance.” 

The ‘Christmas Fling’ will be complete with RFS BBQ, inflatable waterslide, live music (with the odd Christmas carol thrown in), Santa visit and some good old-fashion games including the Santa gumboot toss and the Christmas dummy spit. The event is open to everyone and the committee are interested in hearing from any stallholders who might be interested to showing off their wares at the event. 

EVENT DETAILS
What: Christmas Fling
When: Sunday 8 December from 4pm-7pm
Where: Sandy Place Reserve, Long Beach
Info: Visit fb.me/lovelongbeachnsw