Reflections on Women's Day Celebrations in Wilcannia (2012).

[by Patricia Vagg]

On Thursday, March 18, I attended the 2012 Women's Day celebration in Wilcannia, and what an impressive  celebration it was!

Local ladies had been up since 5 a.m. preparing food and decorating the community hall in the white, mauve and green women's day colours. The banquet was capably served by a group of local men, assisted by young people who were invited to help serve the elders. Several guest speakers addressed the gathering, after which any who chose were invited to add their comments.

The whole event was extremely affirming of women, but also very respectful of men, creating a really joyful, uplifting community celebration.

The unity of the community was evident when everyone helped to restore the hall to perfect order before leaving.

Congratulations to the organisers and to everyone involved.

Patricia { Sister Tricia Vagg.}

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