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3 November, 2022

‘A Pleasant Sunday Afternoon’ in Gil

Raising well over $2000 for the high school religious education teacher, ‘A Pleasant Sunday Afternoon’ was a huge success.

By Emily Middleton

Over 75 people turned out to the St Joseph’s Catholic Church, where a grand total of 22 local acts took to the stage for an afternoon of performances.

“All the performers had a wonderful time and were very professional and talented,” said one of the event organisers, Stuart Border.

“We were really pleased with how it turned out. Since COVID-19, we have been able to put this on once, early last year. But it wasn’t nearly as big as this, this year was exceptional.”

After the need for more funding for the scripture teacher, Anne Younghusband and a few others came up with the idea of bringing local talent together for an afternoon of fundraising.

This year, the Anglican church team including Phil Mackie as the audio visual backbone, Lyn Border, Julie Sawley, and also Alison Newstead from the Catholic church, were all hands on deck to pull the day together. All those who attended said that the acts were a lot of fun, and everybody was able to relax and enjoy the company.

“It was heartwarming to see how passionate the community is in supporting the scripture program,” said Madeline Foran.

“I really enjoyed watching the performances of our talented locals, from bush poetry, humour, singing, and classical instrumentals. Everyone was so appreciative of all the people who volunteered their time to entertain us, and the effort taken to bring it all together.”

The event was topped off by a lovely afternoon tea spread.

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