BRANCHING OUT: The CARV Men’s Shed crew built a display for the 25-year celebrations.
BRANCHING OUT: The CARV Men’s Shed crew built a display for the 25-year celebrations. Trish Bowman

Community groups combine efforts to create for celebrations

IN PREPARATION for the Walk Down Memory Lane at the Community Centre 25-year celebrations on October 30, the men from CARV Men's Shed have combined their skills with members of the past Quirky Purple Mangoes group to create a couple of stand-up trees for the display.

Quirky Purple Mangoes members Nanette Balchin and Rosemary Jewell designed the trees and the men used their engineering, jig-sawing and painting skills to bring the trees to life.

Men's Shed members Pat O'Brien, Harvey Lewis, Trevor Gardner, Bill Manion, Colin Moore and Rob Puller pulled together to create the impressive display that will become a feature of the community centre celebrations.

Pat O'Brien said the trees had been handed over to the CARV Men's Shed before being placed at the community centre.

"We thoroughly enjoyed doing it," Mr O'Brien said.

"It was an exciting challenge and we're pleased with the result."

The activity is just one of the many elements that will make up the 25-year celebrations.

As well as the official ceremony acknowledging the achievements and the role of the community centre, the street party will be held in front of the centre.

It will include lots of performances of local talent (belly dancers, drummers, line dancers, bands, amusement rides, circus acts, multicultural dancers, school bands), workshops, information stalls, Aussie and cultural foods, free rides for the kids and a chance win a family getaway on Great Keppel Island.

And, of course, there will be the Walk Down Memory Lane.



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