In one of the South Australia's most enduring corporate partnerships, People’s Choice Credit Union, Beyond Bank Australia, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union will celebrate almost a quarter of a century of involvement in South Australia’s most iconic community event, as they say goodbye to the Christmas Pageant after a remarkable 23 year partnership.
Over 23 years of joy, magic, happiness and kindness, the credit unions have contributed so much to the Pageant, and touched the hearts of so many South Australians. Thousands of staff from the four credit unions have been involved in the Pageant, and each has a very special story to tell from their time in the Pageant.
As we say goodbye to the credit unions, we'll be taking a closer look at the stories of some of these people who have helped to bring the Pageant to life every year. There are some incredible stories, so make sure to check back in every week as we introduce some very special people from each of the four credit unions.
These are The Pageant People.
"I used to go when I was a kid, and now to get the opportunity to be in it as a clown, it's hard work, but very fun.
I forgot my wig last year, so I might have looked a bit terrifying with my beard and then the clown makeup. I think I might have given a few kids life long clown phobias, but it's good fun though.
This year I'm a clown again, so I think I'll just let the prop drive what I do."
(Charles Burke, Credit Union SA)
"Seeing the craftsmanship of the floats and the costumes up close is an incredible experience. But the best part of the day is the sense of community when you arrive: the behind the scenes of just how many people are involved, that aren't actually in the Pageant and in costume.
There's so many people that don't get to be in the spotlight, but they're making it all happen. It's part of the magic."
(Emma Arnold, Credit Union SA)