Voices raised in celebration

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The sounds of more than 6000 voices rang out across Toomuc Reserve at the weekend’s Pakenham Carols by Candlelight.
The 9 December event saw 6000-plus spectators don Santa hats and festive attire and sing along to many Christmas carols.
The Cardinia Civic Concert Band once again put on an epic performance, supported by some of the region’s best singers, including Janelle Richardson.
Santa made a special appearance, much to the delight of local children, before vanishing into the night.
A spectacular fireworks display concluded the festive celebration.
Cardinia Shire councillors were in attendance and expressed their delight at the night’s success.
Central Ward councillor Jodie Owen said it was “lovely to see so many families coming into Toomuc Reserve for a great community event”.
Members of the Pakenham police said they were impressed by the good behaviour of the community.
Despite the large crowds, police said there were no incidents at all and that it was a fantastic evening.

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