A garden party not to miss

READY FOR PARISH FAIR… From left, stallholders, Marj Earl, Jenny Pleming, Jeanette Smith, John Wellman, Rev. Helen Malcolm, Rev. Gunner Rippon and stallholder, Maureen Olford. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

The lawns and gardens surrounding St. Augustine’s Church in Maude Street, Shepparton, are looking magnificent ready for the annual Parish Fair and Garden Party to be held on Saturday, October 19 commencing at 8am and finishing at 3:15pm.

There will be 24 stalls located both in the parish hall and on the extensive lawns surrounding the church and will offer a range of items from manchester, toys, handbags, jewellery, craft, china and glass to cakes and pies, jams and sauce, plants and more.

The garage sale/white elephant stall will be located in the Orr Street foyer of the hall, the book stall, also in the hall, can be entered from the church car park.

The jumping castle, face painting and other fun activities will keep children entertained, which will be located on the lawn on the south side of the church.

Parish fair co-ordinator, Pat Gibson said, “You can enjoy breakfast and lunch at the barbeque with sausages, hamburgers and onions sizzling from 8am to 1:30pm or Devonshire tea, scones and gourmet lunch in the parish hall.

“View the Goulburn Valley Quilters’ exhibition in the church between 8am and 12:30pm (no charge).

“Attendees can also enjoy the concert in the church from 1:30pm to 3pm followed by tea and coffee in the Narthex. At 3pm, the Priest-in-Charge of the Parish, Rev. Dr. Helen Malcolm, will draw the major raffle and present the prizes, assisted by the Rev. Victor Adams (senior associate priest).

“Should the weather be wild and inhospitable, the fair will proceed regardless, undercover (but a little squashy!!).”

For further information, phone Pat Gibson on 5831 3080 or the church office on 5821 7630.