Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
“Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic…”

The 2010 Credit Union Christmas Pageant is delighted to announce that Hush and Grandma Poss of Possum Magic fame will be making their Pageant debut this year.

In an event first, there will be a Possum Magic float as an official part of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is a free, annual event which brings magic to Adelaide’s city streets, with 85 sets, 57 floats, 14 bands as well as a myriad of clowns, fairies, pirates, dancers and elves.

Making the announcement today, coinciding with the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week, Brian Gilbertson, Event Director, Credit Union Christmas Pageant said there was no better time to let everyone know about this exciting new addition to the event.

“We have been working with Mem Fox and Julie Vivas for well over six months to make this dream a reality. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase Possum Magic’s much loved characters as part of the magic of our iconic event,” he said.

Mem Fox is Australia's most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is one of the bestselling children's book ever in Australia.

Possum Magic was first published in 1983. It went on to become—and is still—the most recognised and best-loved picture book in this country.

"Possum Magic has had a lot of firsts in its time but never the thrilling opportunity to be part of the renowned Christmas Pageant,” Mem Fox said. “We’re looking forward to seeing Hush and Grandma Poss take to the streets of Adelaide to share their special magic with excited children."

The Possum Magic float will be unveiled on Friday 22 October 2010, as a preview ahead of this year’s Credit Union Christmas Pageant. The 2010 Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 13 November 2010.

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The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is owned and managed by the South Australian Tourism Commission on behalf of the South Australian Government and sponsored by five leading credit unions in South Australia - Savings & Loans, Australian Central, Community CPS Australia, Credit Union SA and Police.
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