18 Short Street, Laidley, Best Decorated Home finalist.
18 Short Street, Laidley, Best Decorated Home finalist. Tom Threadingham

Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights Competition

FINALISTS in the Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition have been announced, and residents are encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit and visit the entrants.

The winners will be named at Thursday's Gatton Christmas Carnival and will be published in next week's Gatton Star.

Categories are best decorated home, best nativity scene, best novice, best decorated business, best solar powered display and best community group.

Laidley:

18 Short St, 45 Patrick St, 122 Patrick St, 2 Patrick St, 1 Kirston St, 111 Patrick St, 19 James St, 116-118 Patrick St

Forest Hill:

Mimmis (33 Victoria St), School of Arts (22 Railway St), Forest Hill Christmas Festivities (corner of Gordon and Victoria St)

Laidley Heights:

115 Lakes Dr

Plainland:

NewsXpress at the Plaza, 2 Mountain Dr, 9 Grevillea St

Regency Downs:

3 Cockatoo Court, 62 Brightview Rd, 11 Natalie Court, 52 Sandpiper Dr

Glenore Grove:

6 Walter Court

Gatton:

6 Larkin St, 84 Highview Ave, 12 Murphy St, 15 Buaraba St, 66 Golf Links Dr, 12 Tew Cres, 40 Railway St, 9 Railway St, Shop 12/46 Railway St

Adare:

2 Numera Ct

Grantham:

51 Tryham St

Summerholm:

7 Anthony Ct, 66 Summerholm Rd

Blanchview:

540 Blanchview Rd

Lower Tenthill:

576 Tenthill Ck Rd

Placid Hills:

175 Huntingdale Cres, 189 Old Toowoomba Rd


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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