Events

LOCOMOTIVE AT FEATHERSTON LEVEL CROSSING. PHOTO BY PETE MONK.
LOCOMOTIVE AT FEATHERSTON LEVEL CROSSING. PHOTO: PETE MONK.

Cuppa on the Couch

Neighbours' Day banner.

On 23 March 2019, Fab Feathy organised a community get-together as part of Neighbours’ Week. A vintage-style afternoon tea was held on a vacant lot in the main street, where we set up floral couches, lamps, pot plants – and even a crotched rug. People dropped in to have tea and bikkies or coffee and laminations – and have a chat with people from their community and the Fab Feathy facilitators.

Pot luck dinner 2018

The facilitators organised another pot luck dinner in July 2018. The  main objective was to give the community the opportunity to meet them and hear about what they would be doing. The dinner was intentionally informal, giving people time to mix and mingle and get to know their neighbours.

A visual activity showed a range of project ideas from the community plan and people were invited to ‘vote’ for the three projects that were the highest priority for them, by putting on stickers. They were also encouraged to sign up to get involved.

Over 180 people attended the pot luck dinner. Volunteers – including Alan Maxwell’s youth group, the Lionesses, members of the Fab Feathy Steering Group and individuals – helped set up the room, distribute food, run the kitchen, and clean up afterwards. The youth group also provided entertainment.