Generations of families all came together on Sunday at Moyne Aged Care for a night of singing and dancing. Greg Saunders from Salvation Army travelled from Orange to host the evening, which included a range of performances. The Alikinetic dance troupes got everyone feeling festive with a few Christmas inspired routines and outfits. Teacher Ali was happy so many of her dance students turned up for the show, ‘ I appreciate the efforts of parents and children to get there” she said. The Lions Club were also in attendance and put on a BBQ and free soft drinks for the kids.
“We were really pleased with how everything went, it was good night and it was great to get the community out here at Christmas time to share moments with their family,” says Amber Meurs, staff member at Moyne. “The residents absolutely loved it so that makes it all worthwhile!” Alison Rowe, a resident at Moyne, wrote a Christmas poem which was read by the Chaplain of Moyne. ‘She really enjoys writing poems and has written quite a few over the years’ says Amber. Mr. Saunders ensured everything ran smoothly adding little jokes in the intervals to keep everyone smiling. After the reading Moyne Choir sang ‘Oh Come O Ye Faithful’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’ with the help of everyone who attended tapping feet and clapping. And seen as it’s nearly Christmas, a sneaky visit from Santa was in order. As a truck pulled up slowly round the side of the car park and the man sat on the back came into view, children in attendance let out screeches of excitement, especially Ruby Jackson who yelled “Santa’s here!” The Father of Christmas arrived on a chair covered with a knitted rug and (with a little help from Roy White and his ladder) managed to get down from the truck and deliver presents to children and residents.
By Rhi Quinn