Employees and families show Whyalla community spirit
30 November 2022
The GFG Alliance locomotive float made a triumphant return to the APEX GFG Whyalla Christmas Pageant on November 26.
More than 30 employees and family members donned the GFG colours, put on Christmas hats, decorated the float with tinsel and handed out a mountain of lollies to the thousands of kids and adults that lined the streets for the annual celebration.
The GFG contingent, and many other floats including Father Christmas, got a rousing reception as they made their way through the streets of Whyalla towards Ada Ryan Gardens and the after-pageant fair.
The GFG locomotive was sporting its new corporate colours thanks to the paint-brush efforts of LIBERTY Primary Steel Community and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Denise Sharp and Stakeholder & Community Support Officer Danielle Bateman.
Many out-of-work hours were put in to bring the locomotive back to life while Denise also paid tribute to community volunteer Les Hosking who did the bulk of the heavy work in transporting the float around town.
With a long history in the city, the annual festive event was named the Apex GFG Whyalla Christmas Pageant for the first time in 2017 and was a huge hit until Covid forced it to be just an online event in 2020 and 2021.
The 2022 return of the pageant to a real-life affair was sponsored by GFG Alliance, the City of Whyalla, APEX and SCA.
THE PAGEANT IN PICTURES