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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Morning Melodies Returns In Time For Christmas

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is excited to host the first Morning Melodies performance in six months, featuring Christmas with Karen Knowles starting at 11am this morning, Friday 1st December.

Morning Melodies is known locally as an affordable day of entertainment, with tickets including a small morning tea and the opportunity to share in over twenty lucky door prize giveaways.

Proudly sponsored by The Friends of the MECC, their President Kerry Bonaventura said the final Morning Melodies performance for the year would be one to remember.

“We have some market stalls for everyone to do a little bit of Christmas shopping, and the Friends of the MECC have organised Lion’s Christmas Cakes for everyone to enjoy with their cuppa” she said.

Attendees will be treated to entertainment by Young Talent Time’s, Karen Knowles, who will be performing a range of Christmas carols alongside a wonderful selection of hit music.

Commencing her performance career on Young Talent Time, Karen Knowles’ career spans over 40 years. In 1980 she became the first Australian schoolgirl to receive a gold record with her single ‘Why Won’t You Explain’.

Guests who are interested in completing their Christmas shopping while at the event will be glad to hear Let the Children Play Toyshop and Whitsunday Biscuit Factory will be in the market stall line-up.

With tickets starting at just $15 each, the Friends of the MECC’s Morning Melodies is an affordable festive celebration for Mackay locals.

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Teagan Smith and Kelsey Hughes gear up for Morning Melodies

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