Is Geelong’s Christmas tree the world’s worst
Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons did not mince his words when asked about the $30000, effort.”It’s a disgrace”, Cr Lyons said. “It’s the worst Christmas tree in the world.””I totally understand the lack of creativity over the years.”And having starfish in the streets – I won’t be having any more starfish next year.”I am working on a number of different plans and we will be working with a Melbourne-based company.” Monbulk’s contender in the ugly Christmas tree stakes Cr Lyons had just come from a meeting with a firm called Creative Production Services, which he said had been responsible for some of the constructions to appear in Fed Square, and who would be doing Geelong’s Christmas decorations next year.”They’re the guys that did the King Kong hand on the Eureka Tower”, he said.Cr Lyons said one thing that had worked this year were the Christmas trees put together by children from various primary schools.One thing for certain can be said about the tree in the mall – everybody has an opinion. When the Geelong Advertiser posted a question about it on the Addy’s Facebook, nearly 200 people commented on it.One mother said her five-year-old daughter laughed when told it was a Christmas tree.Fairlie Pritchard posted that if the budget allowed the Christmas decorations could be more extravagant.”However, the budget given was minimal, and the best was done with that”, she wrote.
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