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Christmas all over the Island
Children wait for another turn on the dodgem cars at last weekend's annual
Family Fun Day at Phillip Island Baptist Church.
Family Christmas fun!
LAST weekend Phillip Island Baptist
Church hosted its annual Family Fun
Now a fixture on the community cal-
endar for over seven years, the free
day included a morning carols service,
crafts, jumping castle, dodgem cars,
face painting and a sausage sizzle lunch.
The children performed in the family
friendly service dressed as angels, shep-
herds and as always, a couple of Marys.
The photo presentation was a good
way for parents to see what their chil-
dren have been up to during the church's
playgroup, Edge Kids, and Edge Youth
"It's a day of ripper fun for the kids,"
said Coral Fokkens, who is head of the
"It's a day where mum and dad can
relax, grandparents can visit, and chil-
dren of all ages can be totally enter-
"It's our church's way of serving the
community we love to be a part of!"
The church thanks all the volunteers
that each year makes this enjoyable
event free to the community.
Phillip Island Baptist Church has been
running playgroups for over 15 years.
Regular customer Carol Cain (right) of Cowes stocks up on her Christmas Cake
order from Phillip Island Lions Club member Arthur Denny (left) outside the
Post Office at Cowes.
"I buy these cakes every year and love them because they are so moist and
fruity," said Carol.
Get your cakes and
puddings from Lions
IT'S that time of the year when thoughts
turn to supplies of Christmas cakes and
puddings, and what better place to go
than the Lions Club stall.
This annual event and fundraiser for
the Phillip Island club offers the commu-
nity the chance to purchase traditionally
baked cakes and puddings at very rea-
sonable and convenient prices.
The cakes come in two sizes -- 1.5kg
for $16 or 1kg at $12. The puddings are
all 900g in weight and sell for $12 each.
All of these products are packaged in
a festive box and make an ideal gift for
family or friends.
They are available from Lions Club
stalls situated around town until the lead
up to Christmas -- outside the Cowes
Post Office on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday from 10am till 1pm; at Mitre 10
in Cowes, Four Seasons fruit outlet on
Phillip Island Tourist Road, and in the
Rhyll and Anchorage general stores.
Anyone thinking of buying a gift box
this year is advised to do so before sup-
plies run out.
"Most people are repeat customers. If
they leave it too late they are very disap-
pointed when we sell out," said Arthur.
"These cakes and puddings sell them-
selves as people come looking for them,"
he added cheerily.
Griffiths Point celebrates
the festive season
CHRISTMAS is always a time to celebrate for resi-
dents, families and friends of Griffiths Point Lodge
in San Remo when they get together for their annual
For the past two years they have been hosted by the
San Remo Bowling Club where they are treated to a
home cooked Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.
Along with this festive fare the 60 guests were enter-
tained throughout the afternoon by local singer/musi-
cian Andy Dennis, whose toe-tapping music enticed
some of the residents on to the dance floor.
As well as the sounds of Christmas carols, there
were plenty of raffle prizes to add extra joy and excite-
ment to this happy occasion.
Proud mum, 98 year-old Vivian Reith, centre, celebrated the Griffiths Point Christmas lunch with her
two daughters, Miranda Sage, left, of San Remo and Fran Reith, right, of Camberwell at the San Remo
Bowling Club. They were welcomed by activities coordinator Anita Rowe, at back.
Wishing for happiness this Christmas
CUSTOMERS of the San Remo Bendigo Community
Bank now have the opportunity to bring a small gift of
joy to youngsters in our community through a beauti-
fully decorated Christmas Wishing Tree.
This is the first time the San Remo branch has been
a part of the St Vincent Conference Christmas Appeal.
In past years this wishing tree featured in the Vin-
nies Opp Shop in Cowes.
However, due to regulations it can no longer remain
in the store but has been generously accommodated
in both San Remo and at Ray White Real Estate in
As the name suggests, this tree is full of good wishes
Customers can choose a gift card on which has the
age of either a boy or girl written on it and place their
wrapped present under the tree.
These presents are to be collected by members of
the conference on Tuesday December 15 so they can
be distributed to families within our community in the
lead-up to Christmas.
This year sees over 50 families in need of care, love
and support during the festive season.
"The Bendigo Bank is all about community and
we are hoping that these gifts will brighten up some
child's Christmas Day," staff member Dianne Clark
The St Vincent's Conference and the Bendigo Com-
munity Bank are inviting the people of San Remo to
open their hearts for this worthy cause and help make
this Christmas a happy and joyful time for all.
As part of the decorations, this tree also has give -
away Santa door cards to make sure that this jolly
fellow stops at your house on Christmas Day.
The San Remo Bendigo Community Bank is open
from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am
to 12 noon.
Customer service staff at the San Remo Bendigo
Community Bank Steph McMillan, Dianne Clark
and Marcia Wilson have decorated a Christmas
They are pictured holding gifts and cards that
will bring cheer to young children in our com-
Griffiths Point Lodge resident Joy Keeley, left,
enjoyed the company of her daughter Pam Ca-
mille, at back, and grandchildren Daven and Evi-
anne, right, for the festive Christmas lunch held at
the San Remo Bowling Club.
Griffiths Point Lodge resident Bette Robinson
was delighted to be the lucky winner of this year's
raffle which was drawn at the recent Christmas
lunch held at the San Remo Bowling Club. This
beautifully decorated dolls house was the result of
a group effort by residents over many weeks, and
took pride of place among the raffle prizes.
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