Arts and Craft giving back

Quirindi Arts and Craft Shop hosted a morning tea for Eloura residents last Friday morning during which shop President Dawn Ryman made presentations to assist local CWA medical scholarships and provide materials for scripture teaching.
“We work here as volunteers and what money we have left over after we pay our bills, we donate back into the town,” Mrs Ryman told the gathering.
“We have a lovely group of ladies working here and thought we would make the donations while you were all here this morning,” she told the Eloura residents in attendance.
“I thank the girls from Eloura for bringing you down, some of you used to work in the Craft Shop and it is lovely to see you here,” Mrs Ryman concluded.
Quirindi Branch of CWA secretary Colleen Wills said the Medical Scholarship is valued at $1000 per annum, with $500 sponsored by the Quirindi Arts and Craft Shop and $500 sponsored by the Quirindi Community Nursery.
“The Maunder Scholarships are valued at $180 each made up of a $100 voucher at Reilly’s for school needs plus Year 7 school fees paid by the branch,” Mrs Wills said.
“Good local businesses such as this shop are helping local youth and medical and allied health students to achieve their goals, and hopefully come back to town to work,” Mrs Wills said.
Fran Wallace accepted a $250 donation towards scripture materials on behalf of Quirindi Uniting Church Ladies Fellowship.
“Scripture lessons are often the only time many children receive any religious education these days,” Mrs Wallace said, “and we rely on donations like this.”
“We are fortunate that schools in Quirindi still allow scripture to happen,” Mrs Wallace concluded.

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