Ready to jingle all the way: Murray Bridge Mens Shed member Ian Williams shows off the sleigh that he designed and members built for Saturday’s Murray Bridge Christmas Pageant.WHEN Santa makes an early stop in Murray Bridge for this year’s Christmas Pageant he will be doing it in style.
Members of the Murray Bridge Men’s Shed have worked hard in their own workshop during the past two months to build a special sleigh for the man in red to use during his visit.
Complete with a comfy seat big enough to hold Santa and all of his presents, the sleigh also features eight reindeers ready to lead it down Bridge Street.
This year’s Murray Valley Standard Pageant will begin making its way down Bridge Street at 5.30pm this Saturday, November 16, with a range of floats, marching bands and community groups gathering to welcome in the Christmas season.
The procession will make its way down to Sturt Reserve for the Riverfront Festival at 6pm which will end with a fireworks display at 9pm.
Men’s Shed safety officer Ian Williams said it as nice to be able to contribute something as special as the sleigh to the community event.
“I designed it and built it, cut out the reindeers and sleigh and got the Men’s Shed boys to build it from there,” he said.
“Nearly every member has had some input in the project.
“Mel George painted it and she did a brilliant job.”
Mr Williams said it would be good to see Santa make his way around the streets of Murray Bridge in style in the sleigh instead of in the back of a truck, which has been his mode of transport for a long time.
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