From Canberra by Bimbi Flor   Autumn Fete 2015 - a success for the Seniors

From Canberra by Bimbi Flor Autumn Fete 2015 - a success for the Seniors

The Senior Citizen’s Club in Turner was abuzz on Saturday, May 9, 2015 as the doors opened to everyone who wanted to snap a bargain in time for Mother’s Day. Pat Gration, Club Vice-President and Centre Manager said the event was a joyous success but wishes the incident that happened the night before was all imagined. Everyone who flocked to the annual Autumn Fete had no idea that the premises had been broken into using a steel bar. The panel next to the front door was used as an entry point and Pat’s office was ransacked. While a lot has been done to track down the culprit/s, that’s little consolation to a non-profit organsation that’s working hard to keep afloat, and now has to cover cost of repair and possible increased insurance rates.
But everyone knows that when tragedy strikes, goodness reigns and that’s exactly what happened on that cold, frosty morning. The good people of ABC Radio 666 went on air to report the unfortunate news but subsequently advertised the event. As it turned out, listeners flocked with cash in their pockets to purchase not just one, but two or more items.
Pat was grateful for all who turned out, mainly all the helpers who had worked tirelessly days before the event. The Centre was filled to capacity, with the main hall and dining room set up with a variety of stalls from pre-loved clothing, ‘Trash and Treasure’, books, plants, homewares and cakes but it was the craft stall that raked in the highest sales for the day. It was a successful event indeed and congratulations to all who contributed in time and talent.
But the Senior Citizen’s Club doesn’t rest on its’s a never ending job to keep the club going in order to continue their work in the community. In fact its members are already busy planning the Christmas Fete slated for November 7, 2015!
For other fun activities and fundraising events run by the club, visit
Lastly, I wanted to wish all my former workmates ‘Bon Voyage’ as they all travel overseas in the next few weeks to get away from the winter freeze. We certainly enjoyed catching up over dinner at Eastern Tiger, Phillip last Friday, June 19, 2015.
Well that’s it for now - for updates on sprucing up your home space and simple DIY projects connect with me via my fb page Space Solutions and don’t forget to click ‘Like.’ Until next edition, keep reading and be inspired.

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