Spirits to soar at carols night

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Apex club of Albany's Brendon Bailey and his son Campbell, 4 at Ellen Cove.
Camera IconApex club of Albany's Brendon Bailey and his son Campbell, 4 at Ellen Cove. Credit: Laurie Benson/Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

There may be nothing that says Christmas more than communities gathering with festive cheer to sing carols by candlelight.

With the beautiful backdrop of Middleton Beach, voices will soar as the sun sets for the 2018 Carols by Candlelight at Ellen Cove this Saturday night.

The event is now in its 67th year and is the oldest continuous not-for-profit event of its type in the State.

This year’s event, organised by the Apex Club of Albany, promises to be as big, colourful and inclusive as previous years.

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However, club president Brendon Bailey acknowledged that delivering the event each year was getting harder and harder.

“For our event, it isn’t so much a financial issue but more a case of lack of volunteers,” he said.

“Unfortunately, like a lot of community-based service groups, the Apex Club of Albany is struggling for members.

“The Apex Club of Albany has a proud history of serving the local community and the longevity of the Carols by Candlelight is testament to the hard work of volunteers over many years, with the support of the City of Albany and the wider Albany community.”

The event is wax candle free, with battery candles available to purchase at the event.

For more information about the Apex Club of Albany, call Mr Bailey on 0427 197 572.

On Sunday, St John’s Church on York Street will be hosting its Nine Lessons and Carols night at 7pm.

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