Encouraged to ‘love thy neighbour’

Encouraged to ‘love thy neighbour’

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Issac Rossi, Ben LaHaye, Emily Rossi, Lisa Rossi, Joe Rossi and Domenic Rossi with Apollo. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

The final hours before school holidays finish can be tough but a community fair might just lift the spirits of those heading back to the classroom.

Hosted by Centrepoint Church Byford, the Back to School Spring Fair at Bill Hicks Reserve will be sure to put a smile on faces of all ages.

Event organiser and pastor Lisa Rossi said there would be lots happening at the Saturday afternoon fair.

“The Love Thy Neighbour event hopes to bring the whole community together, with gold coin donations welcomed to go towards drought-stricken farmers in the eastern states,” she said.

“We will have free haircuts for primary school aged children, free dog washes, wellness areas, pamper lounge, a toddler play area, inflatable outdoor man cave, bouncy castle and face painting, plus an obstacle course.”

There will also be Devonshire teas for seniors and a sausage sizzle.

Mrs Rossi said the event provided members of the community with a chance to get out and about while also providing them with services that often don’t come cheap.

“We would like to thank many local companies who helped pull this event together, including Woolworths Byford for donating all the drinks, Menu Master Meats in Forrest Lakes for donating the sausages, F45 Byford for the raffle prizes and Vic’s Mobile Dog Wash in Byford,” she said.

The event will be held this Saturday from 3pm to 6pm at Bill Hicks Reserve on Plaistowe Boulevard in Byford.