Don­keys in­vite carol singers

Whanganui Midweek - - PATH OF LIFE -

In a first for Whanganui, and pos­si­bly even New Zealand, the don­keys Ti­mothy and Oliver, and the RDA ponies Wee Man and Mo­hawk are “invit­ing” peo­ple to join them in singing car­ols in the don­keys’ barn.

“We be­lieve this is a unique event. It’s a fundraiser for Whanganui RDA,” says or­gan­iser Wendy Ward. “It is de­signed to ap­peal to all ages, adults and chil­dren, with pop­u­lar car­ols and some Christ­mas sto­ries and songs.

“We in­vite you to come and see the don­keys’ Christ­mas tree and their manger made into a crib for the baby Je­sus.”

Wendy says the don­keys are very likely to join in the singing.

“They can be quite loud so you will need to sing up!”

The don­keys be­long to the Rev Dr Jonathan Hart­field and their barn is at 37 Downes Ave in Spring­vale. Peo­ple need to bring their own seat­ing or rugs, and park­ing is in the pad­dock or on Downes Ave. The barn is next to the car park area.

“Just like the three wise men in the Bi­ble, all you need do is fol­low the (card­board) stars to find the barn. There is no set ad­mis­sion fee but as this is a fundraiser for the RDA we ask you to give gen­er­ously.”

■ If wet, the event will be held in the Prayer House in the car park area. De­tails: Wendy 343 8884. Car­ols in the Barm Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, 5.30pm. 37 Downes Ave, Spring­vale.

Ti­mothy and Oliver look for­ward to see­ing you at Car­ols in the Barn on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5.

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