Kirup gets festive with Santas along South West Highway

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Australia Post Donnybrook manager Karl Hutchison and Kirup Progress Association member Elaine Pattullo with one of the 30 festive Santas.
Camera IconAustralia Post Donnybrook manager Karl Hutchison and Kirup Progress Association member Elaine Pattullo with one of the 30 festive Santas.

If you have taken a drive along the South Western Highway towards Kirup recently you may have noticed a few more men in red suits than normal.

To help spread the merry this festive season, staff at the Donnybrook Post Office teamed up with members from the Kirup Progress Association to help fund a Festive Santa Project.

More than 30 Father Christmas figures have been creatively displayed in front yards, parks and on fences along the South Western Highway.

The Kirup Progress Association was among the 400 Australia Post Workforce Grant recipients across the country who received $500 which they used to help fund the purchase of Santa suits.

“The feedback so far has been wonderful and our Santa’s have absolutely delivered the sentiment we hoped they would,” Kirup Progress Association member Elaine Pattullo said.

We created the Festive Santa project to support the four local businesses, create interest and spread some good cheer among local residents and visitors throughout the festive season.

Elaine Pattullo

Donnybrook Post Office manager Karl Hutchinson said the grant was a great way to spread the festive cheer.

“Being able to provide the grant to this fun community project was a great way for our post office to spread the merry in our community as we head towards Christmas,” he said.

We love engaging with our customers when they are in the post office and the Festive Santa project is definitely creating great conversations with locals and visitors to the area.

Karl Hutchinson

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