The Market went ahead despite the threatening inclement weather on the Friday prior to the market – what a gorgeous morning it turned out to be!
The Shire Clerks Cottage was open to the public for a gold coin donation and we had a steady flow of people going through to enjoy our local heritage.
Devonshire Tea was served on the verandah and was well received by many market-goers who mentioned that they had just eaten the best scones ever, another triumph for our Canteen Convener Bev Weeks.
We received many positive comments about the cottage and in particular praise for our beautiful hostess, Iris Brewer who dressed for the occasion greeting visitors at the door. Stall holders also complimented the WBLC on our venue around the cottage, the terrific organisation facilitated by our excellent Market Convener Julie Dixon.
Julie puts many hours into organizing the market and her dedication has resulted in a growing event. We would consider opening the Cottage with Devonshire Tea on a regular basis to the public providing we are able to have the support of more volunteers. (Yes I realise I sound like a broken record).
Many thanks again to our local members Peter Cummings, Joan Pease and Ross Vasta for providing gazebos for the event and our great volunteers who provided assistance throughout the day and week prior to the event
The Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod started on 28th April this year and we have been very busy in the canteen providing snacks and meals for participants and the Adjudicators. A huge thanks to our fabulous volunteers who year after year give up their time to support the Centre. I must also mention our male volunteers, Trevor, Tom and Gene who have not only helped with the Eisteddfod but were instrumental in the erection and pulling down of the gazebos for the market.
The Shire Clerk’s Cottage Open Day and Market has resulted in an increase in enquiries and bookings for our venue, it will be good to see more funds coming into the facility as we are always looking to make improvements.
The Table Tennis group has recently been the recipients of 2 new tables. Feedback has been very positive and the group is slowly increasing their numbers.
You may have noticed workmen and banging from the Meals on Wheels end of the building. The Council have finally gotten round to replacing the roof. This has been an ongoing saga with the Brisbane City Council, so it is great to finally have the replacement done.
Has anybody noticed the large Paperbark tree that came down recently close to the creek? It has a huge trunk and is probably around 100 yrs old. Luckily it did not cross the creek and affect our near neighbours. The Council are intending cleaning it up and leaving the trunk.
Please note the Notice Board in the Activity Room, the Quilters Group are looking for people to travel to Toowoomba for the Carnival of Flowers. Contact details on board.
Terry Stewart entertainment
A selection of creative arts and crafts are available for purchase at Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre.
To find out more please call or visit the centre