From 28th September, the Centre is calling on locals, community groups, schools, care centres and charity organisations to band together and Deck The Mall by decorating Christmas Stars that will fill the ceilings of Central West in time for Christmas. The stars will be a reminder of the hope, resilience and perseverance that the community has shown in order to get through the unprecedented year that is 2020.
To help the community to reflect on 2020, the Centre asks for a word or two be included on the star that describes the special feelings, thoughts and skills that they have relied on during the year such as 'hope', 'family', 'resilience'... or even if 'chocolate' brought you joy or your pet 'Max' had the best attitude of anyone you know during lockdown, they'd love to see his name up on a star too! Everyone's journey has been different and Central West want to create a space that celebrates how we've made it through the unique challenges into a new festive season.
Locals can get involved by collecting a star from a range of essential stores in the Centre, Centre Management Office, or in one of the Centre's school holiday take-home packs which are available from 28th September. If you're part of a larger group, you can also request for the stars to be mailed out to you. Once finished, the decorated Christmas stars can be returned to the socially-distanced Centre Management drop off zone by October 19th to be ready for display on the third week of November.