Christmas in July Lunch

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By Lorraine Ellis

On Tuesday 4th July, the Walking Group hosted a Christmas in July lunch instead of their monthly breakfast. The whole community were invited and approximately 48 people attended from Dereel, Enfield, and Rokewood. This included the Rokewood Walking Group (who had a walk in Dereel before lunch) and a group from the Dereel Men’s Shed. It was lovely to see both familiar faces and new people from the community. Here are some photographs taken on the day:

A three course meal was served, and each person received a small gift. During the lunch, Gordon from the Dereel Men’s Shed told us a little about their activities and a fun “Pass the Parcel” game was played. The winner from each table received a beautiful hand-made wooden box. This game and the prizes were kindly made and supplied by Richard and Elaine.

Many thanks to Integrated Living Australia and Golden Plains Shire for supporting the lunch with money to help cover the cost of the food. Also thanks to the hard workers from the Walking Group, who cooked, decorated, served food and cleaned up. Their work, along with Lucy’s leadership is much appreciated. Without these people the lunch would not happen.

We look forward to seeing more locals at our monthly breakfast on 1st August at 8:00 am. Enjoy a walk afterwards also if you wish. The Walking Group meet outside the Dereel Community Centre each Tuesday and usually set out at 8.30 am. Join us for a pleasant walk or just join us for a cuppa and chat.

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