Cel­e­brate with com­mu­nity

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

HAR­MONY DAY: The Bund­aberg Dis­trict Aus­tralian Filipino As­so­ci­a­tion en­ter­tains at the Gin Gin RSL Hall.

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