It was a beaut day! Celebrate Mooroolbark 2014 – a flourishing community celebration!
Expressions of appreciation came from many unexpected quarters. I was particularly moved by the reflective comments made by seasoned festival attendees – some of whom were seeing the festival through seemingly new eyes. Their comments dwelt on the powerful way the Festival provides increasing numbers of people in our community with the opportunity to linger together and have a small glimpse of the joy of mingling, chatting, smiling and laughing together – enjoying the laughter of children, the talents of local performers, the flair of those who dress up, the atmosphere created by the stalls, presentations and activities…
From the community stage to inside the Community Centre…
…people simply enjoyed being together!
Andy Griffiths the children’s author spoke to a standing room only crowd:
And the hats were amazing – here are the junior and open winners:
And a closeup of that hat!
Thanks everybody! And plenty of plaudits to our sponsors: Yarra Ranges Council, Bendigo Bank, Lions Club, Living Today in Mooroolbark, The Professionals, Rokat Design, St Francis in the Fields, Goodlife Health Clubs… See you next year!
Randall Bourchier, Vice Chairperson
If you’d like to stay in touch please join our Facebook page, where we’ll be posting more photos and announcing competition winners over the next 2 weeks. We welcome your feedback there or write to email@example.com or if you’d like to join the organising committee contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 0417 381 542.
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