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