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MORE light has been shed on how the Orange community will bring the New Year, literally. Mayor Reg Kidd used a mayoral minute at the Orange City Council meeting on Tuesday night to push for an annual pledge to a family home evening of entertainment on December 31, featuring a laser light show, Orange musicians and walking tours. “Following on from a very successful last year,” said Cr Kidd. Last year’s celebrations were replaced with a paid event at Wade Park after COVID-19 restrictions forced the community party to be canceled at Waratah Sportsground, with the laser show replacing the fireworks. READ MORE: Orange business owner Sarah Stephens ‘refuses to discriminate’, closes store doors until December. Cr Kidd said he was confident the council could attract funds from the NSW government’s COVID recovery programs. “I think the idea is fair to show the community that we will always have a community event. READ MORE: Orange City Council is bringing Future Tunes back to Robertson Park with biggest lineup ever” Laser shows are the way forward it doesn’t have to be as grand as last year, it’s getting less and less expensive to put on, and pair it with local artists and music. “It’s just to add something to this advice and the ongoing advice that we are hosting an event for New Years Eve.” READ MORE: Orange Webinar from Charles Sturt University: Access to Vaccines – Mental Illness The meeting supported the project. “A year ago it started with the fireworks, it was a success and we had a lot of business coming up and everyone was looking forward to this New Years celebration,” Cr Jason said. Hamling. “We don’t have the Christmas party in the streets anymore and I think the laser show, we don’t have to worry about bans on fires, or the rural fire department and fireworks in houses. ”It’s also a good way to introduce some of our local bands, we’ve got a lot of talent here. The commitment to the family New Years Eve celebration was the first of Cr Kidds’ mayor minutes along with the second, the formation of a community advisory committee to work on the creation of a sculpture park for Orange, also unanimously supported Tuesday. Cr Kidd said there were community members keen to form such a group, some with experience in similar projects elsewhere. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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