Rain, Hail, or Sunshine ... the FETE must go on!
The colouring competition is now well entrenched in the program. School classes are represented from all local schools, children attending the fete are able to do "on-the-spot" colouring. The Snowy River Hostel has a wonderful display of work. There are cuppas and goodies to sit and nibble, as well as feast on a great barbecue for lunch. Also, there is live music from our parishioners giving both a secular and spiritual touch to the day.
Funds raised are allocated to various charities supported by the 'Anglican Women' - not necessarily the same each year, but, they do endeavour to maintain their annual support.
In 2017 they raised $3875.70 and in 2018 the figure was a little lower at $3,207, which is divided amongst such organisations as those below:
Church Missionary Society
Aboriginal Board of Mission
Goat Fund [Africa]
Winter ends, Spring arrives with its beautiful gardens that flower then whither with wind and unseasonal conditions, but, Summer and Christmas is there again before we've even thought about it - then, New Year and . . .
Sunday barbecues in the park come around quickly - time for a great evening meeting friends and chatting informally over the sausages/steaks/chops or whatever you bring to barbecue.
Meetings are on the 4th Friday of each month at 3 Mary Street Berridale - please come!
Operation Christmas Child brings people of all persuasions together to work for a common cause. The Berridale group meets monthly bringing ideas, crafts, talents together, making items, finishing off others, helping each other with their crafts to fill hundreds of shoe boxes ... read on ...
Shoe boxes are decoratively covered and lovingly packed with one object from each of the following:
something to love; something to wear;
something to play with; something for hygiene;
and, something educational.
Everyone involved does such a great job they're to be commended. Some people even put together their own boxes and present them.
Boxes are filled all over the world and are sent to needy children worldwide. They not only bring great delight to children, but are an expression of the love of God to children, families, and their communities. Items are quite often shared with family members and others.
EVERY YEAR THE BOXES DELIGHT US AS WE PACK, AND, MOST ESPECIALLY, DELIGHT THE CHILDREN WHO RECEIVE THEM!
If you would like to be part of the group, or work alone at home, contact Robyn Woodhouse on 64563234.
Robyn Is always thrilled by the group's commitment packing over 160 boxes annually surprising children around the world. Thousands of boxes are sent from around New South Wales and the rest of Australia.
Thank you to the Berridale Lions Club, and others, who donate $$$ toward international transportation costs of boxes.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED AND SPECIAL THANKS TO ROBYN!