Donations collected and delivered to Redkite: $3,000, including $500 from Delta Electricity.
Lights Installed: 54,936

See a comparison of the hardware used to run the displays between 2007 and 2019.

Here we are delivering the $3000 to Redkite on the 13th of January 2011. Pictured from Left to Right are:
Suellen Rawsthorne, Juanita Rawsthorne (holding our Redkite bear from 2009), Jenni Seton (Redkite CEO), Jacob Rawsthorne, David Rawsthorne and Beth Palmer (Redkite).


While at Redkite we took the iPad down to watch the video's from this years display. Here 4 of the Redkite staff, including Beth Palmer watch part of the display. About 10 of the staff came through to watch parts of the display, and it was great to see the looks on their faces!

A big thank you to Target and Sams Warehouse for their help with giveaways for kids who get their picture with Santa this year. Also thanks to Lithgow KFC for the sign used for the Fast Food Song, plus help sourcing a Pizza Hut sign. McDonalds dropped off a heap of giveaways for kids.

We did learn a few things this year, and next year we will return to a "Family" organisation, with just the 4 family members greeting cars, rather than the additional help that was used this year. A fairy and clown just do not go with Christmas Lights, plus we felt as if we lost a little control of the show on Christmas Eve because of this. This will be rectified in 2011.

Media Exposure:

Some images from the 2010 lights

Heres one way to confuse an Elf! The 2 Santa's Helpers, Amy and Natasha, help Santa.

Lithgow Mercury 23/12/2010

107.9FM Radio Interview
Played on 24/12/2010 (3.3MB, 3.5 Minute .MP3 file)

2010 Video's

The 2010 video's are in HD thanks to a new JVC HD video camera, and a paid Vimeo account to allow HD video uploads.

Other 2010 pages

Main 2010 Page
January-March pages
April-July pages
August-December pages
Melbourne Mini
Going Green in 2010
Vixen & Ledtriks Files

Total of 2010's spend

20 LED Floodlight PCB's: $150
LED Ropelight test pieces: $83
LED Ropelight order 1: $484
Futurlec Order 1: $102
Mouser Order 1: $240
2 DMX controller kits: $40
Futurlec Order 2: $103
PC cases: $135
Futurlec Order 3: $100
Fuse Holders/Switches: $108
Angle heatsink : $40
Renard 64/Grinch boards: $50
24V DC Power Supply: $60
Futurlec Order 4: $101
Futurlec Order 5: $107
Floodlight cases (12): $192
Floodlight LED's: $163
Futurlec Order 6: $107
Transformer 15: $80
LED Rope/Power Supply: $138
Rope: $30
Light Tops: $54
Conduit: $45
Paint: $50
4 Color Ropelight $1011
Caps & Connectors $25
Floodlight cases (7) $112
Mouser Order 2 $658
Winches $60
Pegs $50
Lollies $300
Giveaways $50
Floodlight Case $15
Mr Whippy $100
Gift for Santa $40

Total: $5,283