BREAKFAST A GOOD START TO CHRISTMAS
A breakfast held at the Timber Park on Christmas morning has continued a three-year tradition which helps spread festive spirit in town.
It was first organised by Rochelle Price and her family and has now become an annual event.
A small team from Manjimup Seventh-day Adventist Church, which Mrs Price is a part of, also joins the family each year to help out.
“This whole concept started as a community outreach, because members of our church are really conscious about getting to know our community and connecting people,” she said.
“We started off by having some dinners in the park and then decided breakfast on Christmas day would be great for anyone whose plans fall through or who did not know many others in the community.”
She said about 30 to 40 people came last year, which included many families and international workers.
“My husband Jeremy was instru- mental in getting this idea off the ground because he was working in the fruit growing industry so a lot of his outreach was to international workers who are away from their families,” she said.
They served the community with pancakes, fresh fruit and hot and cold drinks, with some people bringing down their own plate to share around.
“Unfortunately, our family is moving out of town so this will be the last Christmas in the Park we host,” Mrs Price said.
Rochelle Price with daughters Charlotte, 8, Jessica, 12, and Emma, 10, at the Timber Park.