Bring the community together
Early in December 200 children from Kempton and Bagdad gathered to re-enact the Christmas story.
Kempton was the scene for this year's Southern Midlands Pageant which started at Kempton Primary School at 11.30 and proceeded up the main street with the crowd following Joseph and Mary and the Donkey, as they looked for a place to have their baby.
The children were the stars of the show as they shared the joy of Christmas dressed as shepherds, kings, angels. The Pageant featured Petal the Donkey and a real Inn.
‘This is just what the community needs', say Pageant Co-ordinators and School Chaplains, Christine Knight and Paul Kelly. ‘In the midst of the struggles we're facing, it is the next generation who bring us hope for the future. We want to celebrate with them as we remember what Christmas is all about.'
There were great festivities with games, face painting and balloon sculpting with the assistance of Fusion and a BBQ cooked by the local RSL. It brought our whole community together.
Photos: Christine Knight