Sarsfield Community Association

29 October 2021

Sarsfield Community Snippets ~ Number 6

Art therapy classes, regular Yoga, Thursday Women’s Spaces, a very fancy new Zero Turn Mower, an informative consultation session with some of Sarsfield’s youth and planning for upcoming Friday night feeds and the Bushfire Resilience Expo have ensured that Sarsfield continues to be a hive of activity . Local spies have spotted local resident Phil giving the new mower a workout, preparing the oval for the upcoming cricket season. Spies also spotted some amazing masterpieces created by local residents during the Friday night Art class and have also heard whispers of more exciting news surrounding the fantastic Sarsfield Snaps project! We look forward to further updates.

Artwork by Melissa Holden ‘Sarsfield Social Art Class’ Image: Melissa Holden

Last week I drove a friend to a few locations around Sarsfield. We were buoyed to see beautiful new homes, plenty of rebuilds underway, lots of modular homes and the amazing regrowth of many fire affected trees.

The Pizza Truck

The Pizza Truck will be operating at the Sarsfield Recreation Reserve again on Thursday 11th of November. Yummy wood fired pizzas can be ordered online through a link on their Facebook page. Order online and pick up at your specified time or drop in , order and return to pick up 40 minutes later. On their last visit on a balmy Spring evening many enjoyed crispy thin crusted pizza whilst picnicking on the oval – a Sarsfield treat!

The Pizza Truck (Link to follow via Facebook)

A Play Group in Sarsfield

Save the Children have offered the opportunity for families to access a local playgroup under the banner – Mobile Play2Learn. If you have a child aged 0-5 years you are most welcome to access this supported playgroup program which includes free play, story time, music and singing, craft and lots of fun. Parents/ carers are also supported, whether it be with a cuppa and chat or parenting help offered by a dedicated worker.

Save The Children Mobile Play2Learn (Link via Facebook)

Sarsfield pitch as prepared for the Sandhill Ashes Image provided: SCA Facebook

The pitch will be mown! L-R Jo Andrews, Cynthia McStephen & Rod Thomas - SRRC Image provided: SCA website

Friday Night Feeds are back.

With the easing of Covid restrictions, the Friday night feeds are back. Excitement surrounds tonight’s Filipino Crazy hat night feast and leads us into many planned events over coming months.

During the period immediately after the December 2019 Bushfires the Sarsfield Recreation Reserve became a safe and supportive place for residents to congregate, have a cuppa and access charities and agencies. The Hall became the centrepiece, distributing bottled water, donations, tools, volunteer labour and advice to residents in need. A group of dedicated and passionate volunteers led the initial emergency response which morphed into the “ Friday Night Feeds”. Local and Melbourne businesses, churches, agencies and community members all chipped in to provide “tucker” for the regular get togethers. It was a great way to gently reconnect with displaced residents, check in on our neighbours and provide a forum to share new information whilst also sharing a delicious feast.

Gourmet baked potatoes, BBQ’s, scrumptious Indian Curries, North Indian Tandoori , Thai dinners, Woodfired Pizzas, hot Roasts, Turkish delights and much, much more kept our community well nourished and connected. Unfortunately, lockdowns and Covid Health regulations restricted these regular events during 2020 and 2021 but there is a very strong sense of optimism around regular monthly dinners in coming months.

We look forward to a bit of Crazy Hat fun and Filipino BBQ delicacies tonight.

Filipino BBQ and Funny hats at Friday Night Feast Image provided: SCA Facebook

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