Lolly run fires up the town

Alexander ScottPilbara News
The Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service took part in their annual lolly run.
Camera IconThe Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service took part in their annual lolly run. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Karratha without the lolly run.

To the delight of children, the annual procession of fire trucks travelled through the town’s streets, sirens blaring, sharing lollies and inciting water fights.

The Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service held the run over the last two weeks with Santa riding along in the back of the service’s vintage Bedford truck.

Karratha VFRS committee secretary Peter Morgan said the lolly run was a beloved local tradition.

“It’s just the KVFRS way of getting involved with the Christmas spirit and giving back a little bit more to the community and lifting the community up,” he said.

“Karratha, when we started was reasonably small, and I think it’s doubled in size since we started and we want to make sure we continue the tradition into the future.”

He said the runs were fun.

“The funny thing is that they hear the sirens going around the whole suburb for about an hour just anticipating Santa coming and, they all jump on board and the community absolutely loves it,” he said.

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