To the community of Norfolk Island,
Words cannot fully express our gratitude to all of you for making the 2015 Spring Fair an unqualified success. The worth of an event like this isn’t just measured in dollar signs, it’s measured in the level of community involvement, with people coming together and celebrating our community as a whole! Our volunteer team was enlarged instantly on the day by community members willing to dive in and help wherever they were needed. The generosity and initiative of our island community meant that the first Spring Fair in a number of years went off without a hitch.
The Church of England would like to thank all those who prepared for and worked so hard to set up the activities, as well as those who helped to get the grounds ready in the weeks leading up to the weekend. Thank-you to those who made the most delectable baked goods, who contributed their precious white elephants, who brought along pot plants and cuttings, and those who spent their time and talents to fashion fine handmade crafts (including soaps and jewelry). Your creativity and generosity made the fair a unique and fun experience for everyone.
Our great appreciation also goes to the following area businesses and organisations for their generous involvement (Lions, Wa’a Outrigger Club, Banyan Park, Police and Rescue Team, NICYM, NICS, Sweet Pea Cakery, and the Uniting Church Op Shop). We certainly hope you raised some money for your own organiszations, and we thank you for way that each of you love and serve Norfolk Island in your different areas. At our end, we saw the fruit of our labour last weekend at Bomboras where “UNIT Youth” held their first youth camp. Currently the churches in Norfolk Island are blessed to have Mitchell Mahaffey organising the Youth Ministry, offering guidance, leadership and fun to many youth on Norfolk Island. The Church of England proceeds from this Spring Fair were dedicated to this ministry.
We look forward to seeing you all at Spring Fair 2016!
With Sincere Thanks,
Rev. David Fell, Terence Grube and Lorraine Boudain
Spring Fair 2015 Coordinators