Founders look back on 30 successful years

Founders look back on 30 successful years

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Mundijong Arts and Craft founding members Karen Manning and Fay Kite cut the cake at the 30th birthday celebrations. Photograph - Aaron Van Rongen.

A group of about 30 people caught up over a coffee and a bite to eat for a very special celebration last month. 

Mundijong Arts and Craft Group has been operating out of the old railway station on both sides of the track for the past 30 years and, although member numbers have fluctuated throughout the past three decades, a few of the founding members are still with the group. 

President Jan Johnson said it was a great opportunity for the past and present to get together and discuss achievements. 

“The group had its first meeting on June 21 in 1989 in the lounge room of a Mundijong property and two of the founding members that were there that day attended the celebrations on Saturday,” she said. 

“I am pleased that our little community group is still going as, sadly, some of the groups have had to close due to insurance costs and member numbers falling.” 

Over the years the group has held various workshops and classes, including soap and candle making, cake decorating, dressmaking and some pottery and art classes. 

Many members have also made hundreds of quilts, boxes of children’s pyjamas and knitted toys for crisis care and they are currently making hanging bags for heat packs for residents at Graceford Residential Aged Care in Byford. 

The group meets every Thursday from 10am to 12pm at the old railway station building in Paterson Street, Mundijong. 

All members are welcome to come along and participate in any art or craft. 

Photographs – Aaron Van Rongen.