Shirley Wood and Nanette Sady
Shirley Wood and Nanette Sady Sean Teuma

Community united at church for Elders morning tea

THE Uniting Church was the scene for a very special morning in Warwick today.

The Elders morning tea continued on the big week of NAIDOC festivies in the Southern Downs, with a good crowd on hand.

Event co-ordinator Mandy Bahr said the response from the community was fantastic.

"Every Thursday during NAIDOC week we have the morning tea to honour our elders,” she said.

"We had 10 volunteers from Waringh-Waringh have helped to put this event on, and the reception we've had has been great.

"NAIDOC week helps to bring Aboriginal people together, and also brings a greater awareness to the community of the culture.”

Shirley Wood said she was proud of the festivities that had taken place.

"I'm Aboriginal, and I come every year,” she said.

"We went to the concert on Wednesday night which was amazing, as has the morning tea today.

"It's nice for everybody to come along, no matter what skin colour they are, everyone has a chance to mingle.”

Desley Dennison said NAIDOC week had a significant importance for the community.

"Recognition is a big reason as to why the week is so important,” she said.

"It's great to come down here, meet people and get together with everyone.”

Community and gathering were two sentiments echoed by Pearl Daylight.

"The events bring us all together,” she said.

"People from different cultures come down and make friends.”

NAIDOC week continues on Saturday with a community luncheon and entertainment at the Redbacks club house.



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