Greetings from Stardust Castle!
How exciting was it for young seven year old Lolita Casey to be announced live on Nova 919 breakfast show, as the 2018 Credit Union Christmas Pageant Design a Mini Float winner.
Her winning design, ‘The Kindness Tree’ and its message is central to what the Pageant has and continues to represent since it began in 1933. In Lolita’s own words the tree “shows love for ALL people. It has a rainbow flag because anyone can love anyone they want to. It has a peace sign and hearts because we should all be kind. It has people with different skin colours because all people can be friends with each other.”
Congratulations and thank you to Lolita for a beautiful design and a beautiful message which we hope everyone will enjoy and take to heart in a world where despite the daily news, there is much love, kindness and friendship. It is a reminder to us all to focus on the many wonderful acts of kindness and goodness that happen around the world every day.
And to 13 year old Hayley Smith who took out the second prize for her entry ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ and in equal third place 12 year old Lydia Wighton for her ‘Christmas Ballerina’ and 8 year old Hayley Frank for ‘Elf Wonder’ – congratulations!
These young designers were amongst more than 400 entrants from across South Australia and we were delighted with the creativity displayed by all and grateful to the many children, parents, schools and teachers who participated.
The Pageant design a mini float competition has been supported by our event partners, People’s Choice Credit Union, Beyond Bank Australia, Credit Union South Australia and Police Credit Union with cash prizes for the winners and all participants receiving a certificate of participation.
The elves at Stardust Castle are now busy making ‘The Kindness Tree’, bringing it to life, to be entered in this year’s Pageant so keep a look out on Pageant Day, Saturday 10 November to see the outcome of Lolita’s good work!