Kyeema spring sale excitement builds
PREPARATIONS are well underway for Kyeema’s annual social and shopping day out – their spring sale on Saturday, October 12.
The disability support service opens its doors for the bustling day of entertainment, food treats and craft, plant and market stall sales.
It’s a fixture on the calendar of many community members, who enjoy wandering through the lush, beautifully-maintained gardens or sampling stacks of pancakes served with fresh, locally-grown strawberries.
There are also the ever-popular Indian curry meals, cake stall, Devonshire teas and coffees and barbecues including lentil burgers.
Local gardeners frequently schedule their spring planting around the sale, buying up seedlings and plants from Portland disability enterprise Seawinds Nursery’s extensive offerings.
Co-organiser Barb South, from the service, said this year Kyeema clients and staff had also been working together to make snuffle rugs, something Daisy, her dog, was pleased to test after Michael McDonald hid a treat in it.
The much-loved paper mache piggy banks have also been produced from balloons and beautifully decorated once again and will be available for sale.
If shopping isn’t your thing, there’s a chance for people to make some animal friends with Wicked Wildlife’s return, or face painting may be on the cards for the young or young-at-heart.
Kyeema musicians as well as other local performers always help round off a relaxed and sociable day where friends frequently meet.
People who have clean, unbroken items in good condition that could possibly be sold are also being invited to donate them to Kyeema’s clothes, shoes, crockery and ornament bric-a-brac stall.
The sale is held from 10am to 2pm; Kyeema is located on the corner of Lalor St and Bridgewater Rd, Portland.