Christmas in July at Comboyne 2019 is a sparkling success

The Comboyne community is famous for being close-knit and coming together for the good of the people on the plateau, and Christmas in July is no exception.

People young and old, and in between, from all around the area spend months preparing for the delicious lunches, which are booked way in advance and attract people from far and wide, as well as locals.

The Comboyne Memorial Hall is beautifully decorated in all things festive, and there is music, singing and dancing to entertain the guests. The lunches are held on Sundays and Wednesdays all through July.

There is traditional turkey and ham and gravy, roast potatoes and vegetables, followed by Christmas pudding and custard, or pavlova, then tea or coffee.

There is also a stall selling tasty home-made treats baked locally, and the freshest of home-grown produce.

Comboyne Community Association president, Margot Anderson, says the organisers do a fantastic job, working for months in advance.

"The hall is beautiful. People look forward to this every year. It's a community effort, and we all love it," she said.

"We are a wonderfully close-knit community and we all work together. That's very important, particularly in today's world, because a lot of people don't have the interactions we have here. We are very blessed."

Dancers Ken McLeod and Rebecca Armstrong enchanted the audience with their performances.

"I just really enjoy doing it, and love our little town, so I'm happy to do anything to help," said Ken.