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DUNKFEST: Angelique Hallett about to get wet ... again. Iain Curry

Harvest supports projects

WITH each season's harvest came a tradition.

Farmers - their first crop of grain in hand - would go down to the local church to make an offering or have their produce blessed.

The event was known as the Harvest Festival, and while Nambour Anglican Church priest James Hall said the tradition had since petered out, the event was still cause for celebration.

On the weekend, the three-day celebration, which included a wine and cheese tasting, harvest stalls, camp oven dinner and Harvest Thanksgiving Service, helped raise funds for community projects.

"We have specifically looked at thanks to God for the things he's blessed us with in harvests of life, both physically and metaphorically," Mr Hall said.

It was also a chance for

families to have fun with handiwork on display, a jumping castle, dunking machine, face painting and a concert by the All Stars Band.

Nambour Anglican Church is actively involved in the local community and all funds raised will go towards their work at the local courthouse, volunteers and youth projects.

"We're always trying to increase how we help the community," Mr Hall said.

"We've started doing an outreach to the courthouse. Every fortnight we take a coffee trolley with free tea and coffee for people waiting to go to court.

"There are lots of volunteers who do home visits of elderly people and conduct church services in nursing homes."

He said the church also hoped to assist local families with back-to-school expenses by supplying backpacks stocked with essentials at the beginning of the school year.

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