Today our Valley Glee Club were invited to perform at the opening ceremony of The Kmart Christmas Wishing Tree, at Kmart Templestowe.
It was such an honor to be invited along to be part of this special event. The Valley Glee Club sang 6 different Christmas Carols including Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and our particular favourite – Aussie Jingle Bells. That one was a big hit with the crowd!
The idea for the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal began in 1987 when an Adelaide team member suggested Kmart use its wide network of stores as gift collection points to assist charity groups at Christmas time. From there the Appeal grew and grew to become what it is today.
We placed the first two presents underneath the wishing tree to officially start the collection.