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Christmas comes to Tennant Creek


It's been a few years since Tennant Creek has had a permanent Christmas tree. However, this year, Tennant Creek locals have made a unique tree made entirely from recycled materials.

Wednesday December 21, 2016

Christmas Tree at Tennant Creek
Lillian Dixon (with son Meikan Finlay), Julie Napper, Marie Bates, Dianne Lansen, Adrienne Holt, Jennifer Wilson, Margaret Napper.

Christmas has come to Tennant Creek, thanks to a shimmering Christmas tree on the main street.

It's been a few years since the Northern Territory town has had a permanent Christmas tree.

However, this year, Tennant Creek locals have made  a unique tree made entirely from recycled materials. The tree boasts a combination of welded scrap metal; soft drink bottles and cans, cup lids and fruit bags. 

The tree will be on display for several weeks in the remote town, which is 500 km from Alice Springs.

Red Cross Senior Community Development Officer, Emma Newman says the tree is a tribute to incredible team work and imagination. "This has been a true labour of love. Our team experimented with recycled materials and now they've made a tree the whole town can enjoy.

With a big smile, Christmas tree team member Diane Lansen said, "In the afternoon you drive past and glows and sparkles in the sun. It looks really amazing. It makes you feel proud."  

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