COMMUNITY NEWS Help the Salvos spread HOPE this Christmas A solid rock salute to elvis On Christmas Day, Dural Salvos are inviting the public to gather to celebrate the hope of Jesus and joy of Christmas. The Christmas Day service will be held 9:30am at 277 New Line Rd (entrance off Old Northern Rd), Dural, and everyone is welcome. Dural area locals are also invited to come for a fun Family evening ‘Carols on the Lawn’ on 15 December with a barbecue, kids jumping castles, face painting and animals from 5:30pm followed by carols. For more information about what The Salvation Army is doing at Christmas across the country go to salvos.org.au Please share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag #givehope. To give hope where it’s needed most this Christmas, please donate to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal at salvos.org.au/Christmas or by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). Donations can also be made in person at any Westpac branch or at Salvo Stores By Lea Coghlan presley T his Christmas, The Salvation Army is encouraging Dural, Glenorie and Hills locals to connect with their community – whether it is through participating in Christmas activities, giving a hand up to someone in need, or reaching out to the Salvos for help. Christmas is one of the hardest times of year for Australians doing it tough, but Dural Salvation Army Officer, Major Karen Flemming says just a small contribution can make a big difference in helping us to give hope where it’s needed most. Research from The Salvation Army has revealed that 95 per cent of all households who access the Salvos emergency services are living in poverty, with 74 per cent experiencing food insecurity and 67 per cent reporting that food affordability is their greatest daily challenge. Christmas is the busiest time of year for the Salvos. Not only is The Salvation Army in Dural running its annual Christmas Cheer operation, to provide toys and food for those in need, it is also celebrating in their Family Stores, putting on a community ‘Carols on the Lawn’ event and preparing for special Advent and Christmas Day services in December. If you require assistance at Christmas with food and gifts please call (02) 9651 3456. By Norm Bakker The Elvis experience started for Norm Bakker some 25 years ago when a sound engineer heard Norm sing at a major Sydney venue and suggested that maybe he should do an Elvis show. Norm is playing at The Galston Club on Saturday 15th December. S o started the birth of a new production show called, a solid rock salute to Elvis. The show has taken norm to many places overseas, and he has appeared on TV and radio. Norm doesn’t try to be Elvis; his warm generous personality and sincerity to his audience makes this show stand out from others, and as norm says: “There is only one elvis, and in our lifetime there will be no other like him”. Elvis presley’s biggest fan, norm bakker adorned in fabulous costumes of splendour bringing the king of rock ‘n’ roll back to life performing his ultimate Tribute “a solid rock salute to elvis” and singing all his biggest hits! Under New Management! Start your day at Steam Yard - Toby’s Estate coffee on offer - New specials on offer - New range of sweets weekly - And all served with a smile! 0406 620 020 https://steamyard-galston.business.site/ December 2018 | Galston Community News Read online at www.galstoncommunity.com.au 24
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