Old school gifts to brighten Christmas
THE handy Living Choice Retirement Village folks could have been mistaken for elves with all the carefully crafted wooden toys and knitted teddies on display for its toy handover.
The Kawana retirement village recently had a function in its leisure centre to display all the brightly coloured toys that would soon be gifted to children for Christmas.
John Sutton from the retirement village said the toys will head out west towards St George and Longreach via St Vincent de Paul.
“They’re doing it pretty tough out there. There’s no toy shops out that way.
“That’s what it’s all about, we don’t see where the toys finish up. We know they’re going somewhere to be appreciated and that’s the main thing,” he said.
The great thing about wooden toys is that “they don’t need batteries” and tend to have a long life.
The group have been making the toys for the last seven years, and this year they started creating the children’s gifts right at the beginning of the year.
About “a couple of hundred” toys were made to make a child smile on Christmas morning and
Mr Sutton said it’s a great way to keep the group “out of mischief.”
GIFTS: Crafters Don, John, Graham, Norma, Barry, George, David and Danny.