Lantern Walk is back!

Hazel shows dad, Joe Klekar her beautiful lantern - ready for the walk!

Hazel shows dad, Joe Klekar her beautiful lantern – ready for the walk!

The third annual Lantern Walk will be held August 12 from 5pm, starting at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.

Hosted by Lucia Phelan and Inna Apps, the Lantern Walk is an event for young and old, an opportunity for the community to gather together, sing and walk along with colourful lanterns under the stars.

Warm food and drinks will be available at the Community Centre. This year, Lucia and Inna will introduce a new German speciality; a hot kids drink, freshly made from apple juice, lemons, berry tea, a little bit of honey and cinnamon.

Entry tickets are just $5 per person or $20 per family (with two or more children) and includes a Kinderpunch – a homemade biscuit, sausage in bread and electric tea light for your lantern. If you wish to eat dinner at home, you are welcome to join the lantern walk by making a donation.

Organisers are also running a raffle so grab a ticket on the night for your chance to win great prizes from 7th Wave Surf Shop, Crème de la Crème, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy and Café Jilarty.

After the walk, local talented musicians will entertain, everyone is invited to listen, sing, play and dance.

Lucia Phelan said, “We were pretty lucky with the weather during the last two events however, no matter what the weather, we’ll be there!

“In the case of heavy rain, we can use the Community Hall so put on your warm jackets, beanies, mittens, scarves and boots and embrace the short, cool weather period we get in Rainbow Beach!”

Volunteers and helping hands are still needed for a lot of little jobs. If you can help, please call Lucia on 0428 904 970 or get in contact with Corinna via Facebook, www.facebook.com/events/257957618295933. This page also has more craft ideas to get creative at home.

The Lantern Walk is a not-for-profit community event. All profits will be donated to the Rainbow Beach playgroup and Rainbow Beach State School.

Lucia and Inna would like to thank sponsors, Soda Graphics, RB Meats, RBCC Community News, Rainbow Getaway, Bay Bulletin, RB Resource Centre, Seasalt @ Rainbow, RB IGA, RB Bakery and RB State School.