What a beautiful Autumn day we had for our first Open Day to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week last Friday 10th May. A big thank you to FAHCSIA for funding our free BBQ and Devonshire Teas enabling all community members the opportunity to come out and enjoy a great community day.
With the sound of African drums resonating through the garden, people wandered around enjoying the atmosphere and finding out what goes on at their Community House. Graham Veal runs Drumbeat at Wedderburn College and also here at the House on Monday nights at 5.30pm. Thank you Graham for giving your precious time to do demos throughout the day. The tempo certainly picked up when students from the College arrived and joined in the fun!
A big thank you must go to our wonderful Lions Club who work tirelessly for our Community, for putting on the BBQ. They almost ran out of meat with only three hamburgers left!
Thank you also to Dot and Shirl for providing delicious Devonshire Teas up until they also ran out of scones.
Thank you to Bev R. for looking after our stall, which sold out of relish and left us with only four bottles of sauce! Looks like we will be back in the kitchen next week.
Diane was there to help seniors wanting to know anything about Broadband For Seniors and Steve made himself available for detector demonstrations.
Jaqui was busy with massages throughout the day and gained some more Reiki customers on the day. Elizabeth was flat out on the front desk while several Board members wandered in and out during the day which was fantastic.
Stallholders put on a great display of their wares and by all reports must have done well as there were requests for days more like this one in the future – thank you for for support.
Many people were amazed at the resources we have here at the House and a big thank you to IDHS (Inglewood & District Health Services), Tourism and Wedderburn College for showcasing their respective organizations on the day. Thank you to Tourism for donating the door prizes on the day which were won by Chris Chalmers, Susan Smith and Nancy Ryan.
Our bike raffle was won by Dot Bearder – just as well as she had jokingly promised her granddaughter Shelby that she would be bringing it home for her! It’s great that it went to one of our hard working volunteers.
Days like this are great for our small community as it gives us a chance to meet up, buy some goodies or sell our own home made produce while at the same time support our Community House. So thank you to all who came along and showed an interest in YOUR fantastic Community House! Well Done Wedderburn.