Gin Gin residents are being encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit with a number of festive events happening in the coming weeks.
The call is out for donations as part of the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal with non-perishable food and/or small gifts greatly appreciated.
The community has until Friday 9 December to donate items for the appeal, with drops offs to be made to the Gin Gin Community Hub.
Arts and crafts will also be taking place with Phil McNamara leading a Christmas ornaments workshop.
Bringing the community together is a Christmas lunch, to be held at the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre on Thursday 15 December, with raffles, music, and fun.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said the events were the perfect way to spread festive cheer around Gin Gin.
“There is an event for everyone in Gin Gin, with the upcoming Christmas ornaments workshop and community Christmas lunch,” Cr McPhee said.
“I encourage the community to also donate to the Christmas Cheer Appeal should they be able, to help make Christmas a special time for everyone around the region.”
Find out more about the events here:
Community Christmas Appeal
Each year the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre works with the community to deliver Christmas hampers to those who need a helping hand.
As part of the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal, the centre is seeking extra support this year from the community for donations of non-perishable food and/or small gifts.
If you think you can help, leave donations at the Gin Gin Community Hub.
Members of the community can nominate a family in need to receive a Christmas hamper from November.
To nominate a family for a hamper, download a form from bundaberg.qld.gov.au or collect from the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre.
Forms to be returned to the Hub reception on completion.
Not all nominated families are guaranteed a hamper.
Donations will be accepted until Friday, 9 December.
Christmas Ornaments: Makerspace with Phil McNamara
Measure, mix and play with plaster of Paris and create your own Christmas-themed ornaments.
This hands-on activity is supported by Phil McNamara and the neighbourhood team as part of the Makerspace Series.
A light morning tea will be provided along with an extra Christmas craft activity while you wait for your ornaments to dry.
Limited spaces available. Bookings essential.
Date: Monday 12 December 2022
Time: 9 am – 11.30 am
Venue: Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre SH Flanders Room
Cost: $9 per person. All materials included.
RSVP: Friday 9 December 2022
Contact: 4130 4630 or email@example.com
Gin Gin Community Christmas Lunch
Everyone is invited to celebrate the festive season with a community Christmas lunch and raffle.
Enjoy great raffle prizes, Christmas music, some jolly fun and make some new friends too.
Plated cold meats and salad along with a dinner roll and delicious desserts will be served as a two-course alternate drop.
Date: Thursday 15 December 2022
Time: Doors open 11 am for 11.30 am starting time.
Venue: Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre HH Innes Room
Cost: $22 per person
RSVP: Monday 12 December 2022
Contact: 4130 4630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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