Celebrate with community
IT IS never too late to celebrate Harmony Day for the dedicated organisers of the Gin Gin Multicultural Group.
As the school holidays came to an end, last Saturday night the Gin Gin RSL Hall was filled with aromas from around the world.
To celebrate Harmony Day, the volunteers opened the doors to the community to share food, culture and customs.
Cr Wayne Honor officially opened the evening, giving an inspiring speech to encourage community in the region.
“It’s fantastic to see the community come together to celebrate Harmony Day, there is nothing more important than community,” he said.
Cr Honor said it’s important to understand and remember traditions and to share experiences and stories.
Gin Gin Multicultural Group president Susan Hennesey said it was a great event, with more than 120 guests.
Mrs Hennesey was run off her feet as she kept a close eye on the event to ensure the smooth flow of proceedings.
The guests were entertained by singers, musicians and dancers throughout the night and treated to a banquet of flavours of the world.
Mrs Hennesey said she was stepping down as the group president due to health reasons, but will continue to be active in the community.
“I want to thank everyone for their support especially Kathy and Angelo Aragona for all their efforts in the kitchen, they lead the kitchen team to get the food out on time,” Mrs Hennesey said.
“Food is the way to bring people together and make new friends.
“Sharing cultures and traditions gives people a better understanding and tolerance to others from different backgrounds.”
The Gin Gin Multicultural group is encouraging others to join the association and share their traditions with them.
For further information on the group, phone 4157 2745.
HARMONY DAY: The Bundaberg District Australian Filipino Association entertains at the Gin Gin RSL Hall.