Donkeys invite carol singers
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.