Up to 2,000 people attended the annual and festive Carols in the Park event on a beautiful night to celebrate life in the midst of losses and challenges last Sunday.
Some people remarked it was one of the best Carols events they could remember.
The carols band and singers led the community in beautiful songs, while all the primary school choirs, Tapestry and Hannah Dun provided the entertainment for the night.
“I really enjoyed the strong expression of unity and community which gave a very special feel,” said Rev Andrew Taggart, President of the Parkes Ministers Association. “With the children in front of the stage so full of joy, there was a sense that we were a great extended family. I also really enjoyed the variety and creativity of the mix of items.”