Christmas Intergenerational Afternoon Tea in July

Back by popular demand, the Kingborough Council’s Youth Services Christmas in July will be celebrated this year thanks to a small group of enthusiastic youth.

Kingborough Acting Mayor, Jo Westwood said the young hosts will be volunteering in the school holidays to provide a catered afternoon tea for community members aged over 65 years.

“They will be creating delicious sweet and savoury treats and learning how to plan for a professional function,” Cr Westwood said.

“Intergenerational events such as these have been a highlight of Council’s Youth Services/Positive Ageing calendar since 2012.

“The event is a positive way to bring our young and older people together.

“Unfortunately, even though they have grown in popularity over time, the number of participants has to be reduced this year due to social distancing requirements.

“The event is a great way for our young people to gain important hands-on learning experience, whilst enjoying a unique afternoon with some of our valuable elderly community members.”

The event is being held on Friday 16 July at 1.30pm at the Twin Ovals Function Centre in Kingston and will cost $20.

This includes a range of sweet and savoury treats, coffee or tea, a drink from the bar and entertainment.

If you are interested in coming along and are aged over 65, please call Julie Alderfox on 6211 8170 to make a booking.