ARTS AND CRAFTS ON SHOW
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.
ANNUAL EVENT: The Grace Lutheran Craft Bazaar will have stalls, displays and demonstrations.