Gatton to host Lights on the Hill
THE annual Lights on the Hill Convoy returns to the Lockyer Valley and to the Gatton Showgrounds on February 25.
Billed as the largest truck convoy staged in Queensland, the Toowoomba section of the convoy will leave Brown and Hurley's Carrington Rd premises about 10am while the main section of the Lights on the Hill Convoy will leave the BP truck stop at Archerfield around the same time.
As in previous years, it is expected numerous Toowoomba and Darling Downs based trucks, their drivers and families will form part of the convoy.
Both legs of the convoy will converge on the Gatton Showgrounds for a family day of activities and entertainment.
Following a change in management at Lights on the Hill Inc, an interim committee has been working flat out to stage the annual convoy around what has been its more usual running time of early in the year.
Lights on the Hill spokesperson Juanita Hohn said the interim committee was fully focused on staging the convoy event and was confident the day would be as big and bright, if not better, than previous convoy days.
Some of the activities and entertainments appearing on the day included kids rides such as Lassiter's Lost Mine, a merry-go-round, a trackless train and a laser skirmish for the bigger kids.
There will also be kids games such as three legged races, egg and spoon races, balloon races and face painting.
There will be a fully stocked canteen providing food and drink and licensed bar facilities.
Static historic vehicle displays, a variety of trade displays and a variety of craft vendors will also be on show.
Live country music will be featured throughout the day but there will be a night time country music concert featuring such big names as The Wolverines, Jayne Denham, Travis Sinclair, Jeff Brown, the Bobkats and the Cross Country Band.