Parties @ the Shops 15 March 2014

Although the prediction was for some mid-afternoon rain only a very short-lived light rain shower occurred and fortunately this was at the end the bush dancers’ performance so it did not really mar the proceedings.

Many children came along to participate in the games and competitions and it seems face painting as well as the face painters were fully engaged from 2pm to well past 6pm.

The bush dancers put on a colourful and lively performance and much to the horror of some Hackett residents they were asked to join in. The tuition was obviously effective as the Hackett residents seemed to take the dancing with aplomb. To see YouTube video of dancing click here.

The day finished off with some great music from Queen Juanita and her Zydeco Cowboys. Many children joined in with dancing and a number of very skilled swing dances took advantage of the occasion to finesse their skills. A number of other less skilled dancers were inspired by the swing dancers and joined in.

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Clean Up Australia Day 2 March 2014

The Hackett Community Association has organised a ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ campaign from 10 am to 1pm on Sunday 2 March 2013. Residents who wish to join in this very worthwhile effort to clean up the suburb are asked to meet at the Hackett Shops from 10 am.  No effort is too small. Rubbish collection bags will be provided but bring your own gloves. Please contact Terry de Luca on 6249-1889 for further details.clean-up2 clean-up1

HCA Committee Table 29 March 2014

Table 1 Dec 12The Hackett Community Association Committee will be holding a table at the shops from 9am – 1pm on 29 March. Please come along and meet you fellow committee members and let us know how you feel about living in Hackett.

Parties @ the Shops 15 March 2014

IMG_2980The Hackett Community Association will be holding another Parties @ the Shops on 15 March to coincide with the Canberra birthday celebrations.

Our plan is to maximise community involvement with a mix of games, competitions, entertainment and a BYO dinner party. Residents and friends are encouraged to come along and join in the celebrations.

The program will consist of:

2 – 4 pm  – Games, competitions (for adults and children) and children’s entertainment

4 – 5 pm – Bush dancing with the Bush Dancers Display Group (residents encouraged to join in)

6.30 – 8.30 – BYO dinner accompanied by music by Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys

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For more information please call James Walker on 6247-0951 or Greg Haughey on 6247-4209.

Hackett Community Association website archived by National Library

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