Merriwa Christmas Street Party 9/12/2022


Below are the Winners from the Merriwa Community Portal Colouring Competition and Scavanger Hunt. Each Colouring winner will be recieving a $25 My Merriwa Local Investment Gift Card, and the Scavenger Hunt winner will recieve a $50 My Merriwa Local Investment Gift Card. These are Proudly sponsored and provided by the Merriwa Community Portal. 


Harry Marshall

Kindy to year 2

Alby Armstrong

Years 3 to 6

Ashton Marchese

Year 7+Libby Gear

Scavenger Hunt Winner

Mia Richards

(drawn at random from submitted forms)

The below slideshow features some images from Merriwa’s 2022 Christmas Party. 


Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted The Merriwa Comminity Portal with Christmas on Bettington – part of the Upper Hunter Twilight Christmas Carnival.

Regional Australia Bank for their financial assistance and the donation of promotional items for the childrens goodie bags
– Michelle Loft & Miranda Boland for bravely helping with the Kids Craft, from all accounts they did an amazing job.
– Cheree Walmsley for assisting children with their letters to Santa – these have all been delivered!
– Cheryl & John Dallimore for becoming Santa’s Elves and assisting with the Santa Bags
– Brydie Moore for stepping up and becoming our face painter extraordinaire
– John Hardwick for assisting Santa
– Trudie Byfield for representing Regional Australia Bank and helping our Elves hand out Santa Bags to all the children
– Merriwa River RFS, Merriwa VRA, NSW Fire and Rescue & NSW Ambulance Service for ensuring the safe arrival and departure of Santa
– The Merriwa Community Portal Committee for organising the food stalls and other stalls, Santa, kids craft, face painting, letters to Santa, scavenger hunt, colouring competition, Santa goodie Bags and prizes
– All the shops that stayed open later than usual
Upper Hunter Shire Council for allowing us to be part of their Twilight Christmas Carnival event
– All the wonderful community members who attended and supported the Merriwa Community Portal
It was great to see local organisations and businesses benefiting from this event and all the children and families enjoying themselves!
If you have any videos or pictures to share – we would love to see them and as always, we would love to hear your feedback!
This event was proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Upper Hunter Shire Council, the Merriwa Community Portal and Regional Australia Bank