Fifty people from Sydney and Canberra will converge on Gunnedah next weekend for Summerfest.
The annual week-long holiday program kicks off at the Gunnedah High School on Monday, January 14, with activities for all ages.
Kids club (years 1-6), a teens program (years 7-12) and Summerfest Cafe will run daily from 9.30am-11.30am at the Gunnedah High School.
The teens program will give youth a chance to make new friends, play games and look at the Bible.
Summerfest Cafe provides a chance for adults to catch up over a cuppa and home-baked goodies. Child-minding is available for parents attending the cafe.
In the evening, it’s time to dust off the cowboy boots and flanno for a family bush dance, with a barbecue dinner on offer for $2 each.
Other key events during the week include a kids afternoon extravaganza, blokes barbecue and ladies night.
It is Ben Davis’ second year co-directing the new team, which relaunched Summerfest in 2018 with support from local churches after a long association with Scripture Union.
Mr Davis said the team would arrive on January 12 and was looking forward to a second year.
“We’re looking forward to catching up with people we met last year,” he said.
“There are quite a few new faces [in the team] this year, which is good, and they’re looking forward to meeting people in Gunnedah.
“I think there’s something for everyone every day.”
Mr Davis said the family bush dance had been a popular event in the past, so they decided to add it to the program.
The co-director said the grazing platter workshop at the ladies night was a hit in 2018, with plans for something a little different this year. Women are invited to view wedding dresses from across the decades and enjoy High Tea. Cost is $5.
At the blokes barbecue this year, there will be a “meat taste-off”, with participants invited to try various unlabelled meats and guess which is which.
In kids’ club, the team will focus on the concept of superheroes.
“There are superhero movies on all the time - Marvel and DC trying to battle it out,” Mr Davis said.
“Society is looking at sacrificial love and putting the other person first… through superhero movies anyway, so what better way to look at sacrificial love and putting other people first than through Jesus.”
- For full details of Gunnedah Summerfest, visit visit www.summerfestgunnedah.org or search Gunnedah Summerfest on Facebook.