It Feels Like Christmas is a collection of short Christmas stories from Gipp Forester. Over the next days we will be releasing his program and all of audio you hear on 99.9 Live FM will be available in a player here. Gipp’s pen creates vivid images of Christmas, from trees wrapped in tinsel to children rapt in wonder. Have a listen now and see why It Feels Like Christmas.
Presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! The timeless classic of Ebenezer Scrooge visited by three separate ghosts to help him change his ways and be a generous happy man. Scrooge, Bob, and all the others are there in industrial age England! Enjoy this tale with the kids as we approach Christmas.
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For the month of November we are celebrating & highlighting local icons, attractions & not-for-profits in our beautiful community.
20 Gems of the North – Check in here each day to hear the next GEM revealed!
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Little Harrison’s birthday fell on a difficult time of the year in 2015 as his mother Christy Killip had just had an operation and his father Adam was so sick he had to go to hospital. Unfortunately he missed his party, but this year he is in for more fun than he can imagine as his family won a 1 Year Family Membership at Station Sponsor Townsville Mini Golf!
In this fun filled package is a Child’s Birthday Party Package with 10 friends and a Child’s Jumping Castle Birthday Party Home Hire! What a blast and blessing for Harry!
LiveFM caught up Christy Killip who was close to tears and her children Elsie, Harrison and Olivia.
“Out of the whole family he (Harrison) has been the most excited because boys need to do something really active and he loves having family time and that’s his love language, time. When they said the birthday parties were included I was so excited, because that would just be the best birthday party for Harrison,” Christy happily tells us.
The family feel incredibly bless and overwhelmed with generosity they have received from the Townsville community.
“It’s really really overwhelming, it’s a huge blessing. It’s been really great even in the last couple of days to see how excited the kids are. Just to think some friends took the time to vote for us and say these really nice things about us is really kind,” she says.
“All the kids will be so blessed and have a great time, but to know Harrison missed out and now know he will be majorly blessed and have the best party is really overwhelming!”
Owner of Townsville Mini Golf Errol Spoor is absolutely confident that no one can play putt putt with a whopping 18 holes without at least smiling once! And giving away grand prizes is just another joy for him and of the course the winners too!
“For some of the families who come in that win these prizes and things they are over the moon, so it’s great to see them happy and smiling,” Errol says.
Last month a local Townsville Family the Sportons, won a 1 Year Family Membership loaded with life – the valuable package has over $5000 worth of inclusions and Errol gave this grand gift away to this family who received it with grinning and glad smiles! Packed with jumping castles, birthday parties, buffet and BBQ’s and unlimited golf – they were stoked!
But, this family is in for a even bigger blessing as Errol gives us a wider perspective on the big picture of his business.
“For our Club Members they kind of become family, we get to see them regularly and they make other friends while they are here because there are other Club Members who are regulars. So it’s more than just coming to play Mini Golf, it’s friendship, it’s community and it’s family, it’s not just to come and play a game of Mini Golf. It has a bigger purpose than that.”
It’s a mini community at Mini Golf that generates not just fun, but friendship and best of all it’s a game many can jump in and play!
“There is a lot of fun out there, but some of it is not affordable or accessible to the general public, so that’s why we try to make it affordable, Mini Golf is pretty simple and basic, but everyone can do it, everybody can join in. We have kids out there playing in wheelchairs and adults any age – that’s the traction of it. It’s kind of relaxed and it’s not too competitive,” he says.
Errol has a wide customer base including work groups, social functions, bucks and hens nights to even hosting a wedding reception!
“It’s just an appealing thing for anyone, it’s lighthearted fun that anybody can get into!”
Know a family in need of fun!? You can enter them into Townsville Mini Golf’s competition “Nominate A Family For Fun” by clicking here! The grand prize has $5000 worth of inclusions!