ARTS AND CRAFTS ON SHOW

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

JUST about ev­ery­thing you will see at the Grace Lutheran Craft Bazaar on Tues­day are labours of love.

The 32nd in­stal­ment of the an­nual event has drawn qual­ity hand­made crafts from across the re­gion and other parts of the state.

Wooden and soft toys, leathers, em­broi­dery, dec­o­ra­tive glass – you name it, it’s most likely there.

Tr­ish Hoff­man took on the role of co-or­di­na­tor for the first time this year and will have over­come a “stress­ful” pe­riod come Tues­day morn­ing.

“This one’s the first I’ve taken on the role of co-or­di­na­tor and it’s been rather stress­ful so far,” Mrs Hoff­man said.

“It’s not too bad but it has had its chal­lenges.”

Mrs Hoff­man said she tried to get a writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion go­ing for the first time this year but a lack of support meant there were only a few en­tries.

“We only had four last time I checked,” she said.

“There was an open com­pe­ti­tion a few years ago and it was huge but I thought I’d stick to the high schools.

“It’s a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing to have so few en­tries, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the support we re­ceived from Childers busi­nesses.”

The Cul­tural Cen­tre doors will open at 8.30am, with coun­cil­lor Lynne For­gan to present the writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion award and of­fi­cially open the day at 10am.

Tr­ish and daugh­ter Tracey will pro­mote the up­com­ing Seussi­cal the Mu­si­cal by David Horner, with Tracey set to sing songs from her reper­toire through­out the day.

Lisa Warne will demon­strate long-arm quilt­ing, while George Punter will dis­play his steel model en­gine trains.

As well as be­ing the ma­jor an­nual fundraiser each year for the Grace Lutheran Church Childers Con­gre­ga­tion, monies raised on the day are also do­nated to lo­cal, Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional char­i­ties.

The event is part of the Crush Fes­ti­val, which will fin­ish at the end of the month.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AN­NUAL EVENT: The Grace Lutheran Craft Bazaar will have stalls, dis­plays and demon­stra­tions.

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