Maryvale

Gateway to the Southern Downs

Christmas in the Park 2018

Christmas in the Park turned into Christmas in the Hall once again as the storm clouds threatened throughout the day. A wise move as the heavens opened up and dumped up to 30 mm in a short space of time just as we were enjoying the benefits of the Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group drought events grant. Seems the grant brought a little more that we had anticipated. To that end the rain did not dampen the spirits of all who attended and the kids especially enjoyed the added benefits of the rainfall, nice to see the kids being kids!

The image above shows the kids lined up to receive gifts from Kris Kringle, alias Santa Clause, and in reality Les Wheildon ably assisted by his elf ( Wheildon). Top marks to the kids and their behavior during the event.

The images displayed below are courtesy of Jenny Sharp - Malinowski and Terri M Cooper. Individual names have not been mentioned for privacy and security reasons.

Craft Activities

The craft activities seemed to be a hit with the kids, Thank you to Leeanne for her efforts on preparing the activity. She was assisted by many of the parents during the afternoon. Leeanne WinegardLeeanne Winegard

Thumbs Up!

This seems to be an indication of approval for the kids craft activities.

Santa is Here

Santa and his helper arrived, despite the threatening storm clouds; much to the appreciation of the kids.

Food Assembly Line

One of our many volunteers preparing pizzas for cooking in our new community pizza oven; seems they were a bit of a hit with 40 pizzas being prepared and cooked during the evening, including the odd special order.

Gangway!

There was a sense of urgency to delivery the newly assembled pizzas from the assembly line to the pizza oven. See the look of determination on her face?

Time to Celebrate

Two of our evening organisers enjoying the rewards for their efforts. The rewards came with the obvious enjoyment beaming from the faces of the kids.

Time to Celebrate

Two of our evening organisers enjoying the rewards for their efforts. The rewards came with the obvious enjoyment beaming from the faces of the kids.

and Down it Came!

Not all the fun was inside the hall! The heavy rainfall provided a bonus as these two would attest; our own waterfall for the kids to play under. Hopefully they all dried out before heading home.

Remember what is was like?

Thinking back to what was a carefree life for kids.

and Inside

Our barista extraordinaire totally thrilled with the new coffee machine! Having received one of the first cappuccinos made, it was very much appreciated and enjoyed.

A time of Enjoyment

Obviously something was amusing; wonder what it was that brought on this bit of laughter.

But But But!

Was I being admonished? Did I do something wrong?.

Pizzas to Go!

A quick minute or so in the oven; sliced and plated, the next pizza is off to the table.

Coffee!

Think these two are looking forward to coffee, fresh and hot from the village barista.

The Lovely Lady at the Door!

Our treasurer ensuring that all those who entered received their lucky door tickets for $40 fuel vouchers.

Children's Concert

The children of the local State School performed for the gathering parents under the direction of the school principal.

In Anticipation

Eagerly awaiting to see what may be produced from Santa's sack.