Community & Family with Greenwood Katoomba

Despite weather predictions of snow and temperatures of 5 degrees, the folk at Katoomba certainly didn’t let the clouds or chilly wind dampen their day. We were overwhelmed with the outpour of support from the Blue Mountains community, having welcomed 646 people through Greenwood Katoomba’s doors, to celebrate our official opening.

Katoomba’s Autumn Festival was the truest expression of our Greenwood Family’s community; it is these moments of unity which inspire our work each and every day.

Katoomba Official Opening with Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill and Cr

Katoomba Official Opening with Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill and Cr Don McGregor.

We were thrilled to welcome, Mayor Mark Greenhill and Councillor Don McGregor, who both share our passion in raising the next generation of confident, happy children. Here is what Mayor Greenhill had to say about his time at our Greenwood Katoomba centre;

“It is not a cliché to say that our children are the most precious thing we have, because they are. They’re our future and they are of course, little people. To have so much love, care and attention directed at them from a place like this, designed specifically to do that, I think is, quite wonderful.”

This past Saturday, Greenwood Katoomba transformed into an Autumn inspired wonderland and wouldn’t have done so without the contribution of so many talented and passionate local businesses, artists and performers.

We wish to extend a huge Greenwood thank you to the following;

Mayor Mark Greenhill and Councilor Don McGregor
Blue Mountains born music trio, Snail.
Guitarist, Martin Foote from the Blue Mountains
The Gingerbread House KatoombaReuben Young for the creation of Greenwood’s Happiness Dome
Leura Country Women’s Association for donating over 276 baked treats!
Greenwood Crafter, Lisa Tilse for your gorgeous Autumn Flower Crowns
Anthony from Lithgow Free-range Meats what an amazing job on the BBQ
Bakehouse on Wentworth – those pies were seriously impressive!
Grindcore Café – the queue just kept growing
Todarello’s Katoomba Fruit and Vegetable House
St Canice’s Primary, Katoomba Children’s Choir
Greenwood Grandmother and handcrafter of wooden toys, Jenni Trezise
Mud and Sugar for your Handmade Children’s Costumes

Greenwood Happiness Dome by Reuben Young

Greenwood Happiness Dome Photo: Reuben Young

Foliage Crown by Lisa Tilse

Foliage Crown. Photo: Lisa Tilse

Mud Sugar Children's Costumes Photo: Mud & Sugar

Mud & Sugar Children’s Costumes Photo: Mud & Sugar

Whilst the weather was on the chilly side, you turned out in droves to support our little people and our Greenwood families. We are so privileged to be nestled in the heart of such a tight-knit family orientated community.

Author: G8 Education

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