“Giving back is so important. Give back to your communities in whatever way you can. With donations, items or with your time. The Universe blesses a generous heart.”
I started of with a quote for this Article ( how very artsy of me, I know ), because it sums up what it I saw last night in Stanhope park. What I saw was a group of people working their arses of, putting on an event for our local community. They were giving back their time and effort. They were doing this to show respect for those who gave their lives in WW1, and they were doing it to inspire future generations. They didn’t grumble, they didn’t moan. They just put a smile on their faces and got on with the job in hand.
What they achieved was something extraordinary, something that Holsworthy does better than anyone out there. They put on an event that catered to young and old. An event that paid respects, and also inspired a new generation. An event that at it’s heart was about community. Our community. And boy oh boy did they pull it off. It was a truly spectacular event from start to finish. The music, the food stands, the bar, the fair rides, the gun range, the silent disco, an actual frigging WW1 Bi plane, the services that turned up and represented and so so much more. But what really made this event so special was YOU, the people that turned up. The mums and dads, the boys and girls, the grans and grandads, everyone. It was you that made this quite frankly cynical bugger shed a tear at the end of the night as the fireworks went off and the music played. This is Holsworthy at it’s absolute best. This is Holsworthy when it rises above petty squabbles and the grind of daily life. This is Holsworthy being what every other community should aspire to be.
I would like to add that maybe the thing that really hit home for me, was the names and bio’s of the soldiers that passed away, that were displayed in the museum tent. It honestly made me better understand that we have the lives we do, because young lads like them gave theirs.
Obviously some effort went into this, so a very big thank you to The Mayor, the town clerk and town council. Seriously, no matter what you may think off them, they all went above and beyond last night.
So I took some photos. However I forgot my phone and apparently only had a potato to take pictures on. Here are a few of them