City of Victor Harbor councillor Andrew Robertson has organised something special to occur at this year's Christmas Pageant on Saturday, December 14, with the help of a few friends.
The pageant will be led by a restored open style horse carriage drawn by two Clydesdale horses. Cr Robertson recruited Russell March, who owns Glenquarry Stud to take part.
Fellow councillor Peter Charles of Oops Locksmiths and Victor Central's Harry Perks and manager Sharyn Powell will sponsor the $1600 cost for the horses and carriage.
"I would like to thank the sponsors Oops Locksmiths and Victor Central for making this happen. We as a council do not have a float in the pageant, but hopefully in the future we can utilise our own horse tram and horses," Cr Robertson said.
The horse tram is currently on display in the Victor Central Shopping Centre and one lucky family and friends will have the opportunity of riding in this float during the pageant as part of a promotion that is currently being run by Centre management.
Families are invited to enter the competition by visiting the Victor Central Shopping Centre's facebook site victorcentralshop. Entries close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 11.
During the time that the horse tram is located in the shopping centre mall, the South Coast Christian Community Care organisation is accepting donations of non perishable food items, toys and toiletries for those young people and adults in this community who are in need.
Another highlight will be the continued celebration of the Victor Harbor horse community by John O'Leary and partner Linda, who both have extensive experience with horses and at equestrian level. They will be riding in the pageant too.