Fest beckons

November 20, 2017

Keen to celebrate: Annette Rau and Leonie Dyason are looking forward to the Mooroopna Anglican Church's Christmas Festival.

Festive: Rod and Ingrid Mauger stand beneath a recycled Christmas tree.

The Mooroopna Anglican Church is embracing the holiday spirit by introducing its first Christmas Fest to the community.

Christmas Fest is an event everyone can enjoy and will include a community Christmas tree display plus face painting, story time, a photo booth and a cafe.

Fest organiser Ingrid Mauger said the community Christmas tree display was a way for different groups in Mooroopna to highlight what their group did.

‘‘Each tree will be according to what they do, so our Friends of the Library one has got some crochet things on it because they have a crochet club,’’ Ms Mauger said.

‘‘All together I think there will be over 20 trees.’’

Ms Mauger said the event would include a Christmas cafe with coffee and cakes, plus choirs singing carols.

She said the event was inspired by a similar activity a church, on the west coast, and the Mooroopna Anglican Church hoped Christmas Fest would bring the community together to use its wonderful facilities.

‘‘We have this community building and we just feel that sometimes Mooroopna misses out and anything that will draw the community together is something good,’’ Ms Mauger said.

Christmas Fest will be on Saturday, December 2, from 10am to 6pm at the Mooroopna Anglican Church at the Canteen, 15 Young St, in Mooroopna. A gold coin donation is required to participate in crafts and the cafe.

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