When it was difficult to find a car park in the Jemalong Residential Village (JRV) on Tuesday, it was a good sign that the inaugural Market Day was going to be a great success! JRV locals Cynthia Green and Gladys Johnson said the residents initiated the idea of the Market Day. They were happy with the number of people in attendance and agreed
that it would hopefully make it possible to buy two special chairs that would make the residents lives easier.
The wet weather didn’t appear to dampen anyone’s spirits as there were people milling around smiling, greeting each other, and perusing the various stalls. There was so much to see and fabulous things to buy including plants grown from both seed and cuttings by the residents with the help of Zac who volunteers twice a week.
In addition, there was also pre-loved toys, an array of delicious homemade cakes, slices, jams and what seemed to be everyone’s favourite – donuts! The too familiar Aussie bbq aroma enticed everyone to tuck into the sausages, rissoles and steak with a hint of onion. Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more, a group of carolers passed by singing ‘Oh Come All Ye Faithful’.
The residents all commented that they were thrilled to see local businesses at the Market Day with fantastic gift ideas. They gave a big thank you to Blush, Flannery’s Chemist, Little Extras, News on Rankin and Scrapbox Patchwork Designs for attending. If I could have one wish said resident Barbara Cowled, “it would be for every resident of Forbes to visit Jemalong Retirement Village so they could see what a wonderful place it is to live”.
By Dianne Collie