A happy and successful day was enjoyed by families and friends at Marino, in celebration of Neighbour Day 2022. The great weather brought people out of their house to meet in a local shared community space at McConnell Reserve. Over 80 people attended the event which was planned and supported by the neighbouring community, ‘Friends of McConnell Reserve’ and the ‘5049 Coastal Community Association’.
Easy listening background music and singing was provided by Forte and djembe drumming contributed to the natural environs.
The newly renovated Eastern side where tennis, basketball and badminton could be played was appreciated by all ages, while face painting was a favourite for the littlies. Free drinks and nibbles were provided for the hard – working volunteers in our community, who work tirelessly towards community and environmental well – being.
The Neighbour Day Raffle raised over $500 to be used to support our volunteers. Winners won a selection of prizes, from the famous Boral Eagle through to bottles of wine.
Events like this encourage connection and belonging in our neighbourhoods, strengthening the community spirit needed to preserve our local spaces for future generations. Let’s make it happen!
View the latest Neighbour Day newsletter in the link here.