Cobargo’s annual celebration of Christmas and community has a fresh vibrant feel.
For many years ‘Light Up Cobargo’ has signalled a start to the festive season for residents and visitors, this year promises to be bigger than ever. The main street of Cobargo, north of Bega, will again come alive this Friday (December 6) with people browsing market stalls, dipping in and out of shops to pick up a bargain, pausing for a chat and stopping for something tasty to eat.
“As well as all the wonderful food and retail therapy on offer, the street will come alive with buskers, entertainers and a special visit from the man in the red suit with a few ho ho ho’s,” says Beth Dogan, President of the Creative Workers and Producers of Cobargo Association – Cobargo Creators.
“Check out the car park for the car club display, ukulele players will be a-wandering, Cobargo Primary School will be a-drumming, Cobargo RFS fire trucks will parade up the street with a siren or two at 7.00, Jay McMahon will be loitering with musical intent near the Cobargo General Store, and the Taiko drummers will pop up and bang their drums.
“No-one need go hungry at ‘Light Up Cobargo’ There will be delicious food from Lena’s Kitchen, Benny’s Butchery will provide beef ‘n’gravy rolls and spuds, the Cobargo school kids will roll out the sushi, there will be Asian inspired fare at Well Thumbed Books, Baking Buddies will be serving chicken curry and Danish hot dogs and of course, the wonderful Firies sausage sizzle.
“There will be lots more surprises up and down the main street and in the little laneways of the lovely, lively village of Cobargo.”
After dark, the historic village will be lit up with a ribbon of fairy lights threading the street and the very special community of Cobargo together.
“Light Up Cobargo is a night to forge deeper links, meet newcomers, hail long-timers; a night to appreciate the resilience of the community and tip your hat in delight that here in this village, this south coast area we have much to be grateful for.”
Light Up Cobargo! Friday, December