The inaugural 'Taste of Spencer' festival was held on sunday May 20th and truly was a day to remember!
With the warm, sunny weather and happy people, the whole event really showcased what kind of things Spencer as a community has to offer.
There was art and craft, friendly fire brigaders showing off the fire truck, great live music from young and old and delicious food. In fact, we gave away 550 FREE tasting plates on the day which included delectable organic pumpkin soup, scones and jams as well as cheese, bikkies and pickles. It was lovely to be able to run the festival with a real spirit of generosity and it seems that people appreciated a relatively cheap day out.
There were plenty of things for the kids to do from fire twirling workshops to story telling and free reign of the incredible handmade wooden toys on display. The tennis court was transformed into a canvas as the kids drew all over it with chalk and then danced, hula hooped and smashed a perfect pig pinata.
Many people ended up eating damper and drinking billy tea by the fire, having their cards read by our gypsy fortune teller or watching the Spencer school kids perform along with the local Spencer dance crew.
Most importantly there was an incredible glow of community spirit in the air as we were all reminded what a special place it is that we call home. People are already asking about the next one - we will keep you posted!
The day couldn't have happened without the huge efforts of many. The KISS group, the Spencer Fire Brigade, the Community News and Forgotten Valley View, Spencer School, Gosford Council and all the locals who put up their hands to help out. THANK YOU ALL!
That was my official article for our local rag....now here's my personal view:The day was amazing.The set up was exhausting.I learned so much about people, about what it takes to put on an event in the face of doubt and scepticism and about myself. I am tenacious!I just knew that if the intention is authentic then the planets will align...and they did.Even the predicted rain stayed away and the day was in all senses of the notion, successful. I couldn't really think about it much until now as that night we lost our gorgeous friend Hamish the dog. What a juxtaposition huh!I truly believe in manifesting the life you want and out of this festival so much good has come. New friends, clarification of where my passion lies and a real warm fuzzy feeling of togetherness.Bring it on Spencer.