“It was a wonderful way to start Family Week,” said Family Week co-ordinator Sonagh Poulsen. “The sponsored families who attended really enjoyed the morning, right down to the children who were there.”
Guest were not only treated to a full cooked breakfast, but were also inspired by sincere speeches on the importance of family.
“The Mayor gave a heartfelt speech on what family means to him and the positive role families play in the life of a community,” said Sonagh.
The special guest speaker, Mary Wagner, was unable to attend due to ill health, but her daughter Liz Blatz was there to read her speech.
The speech shared how Mary had raised 8 children while working night shifts as a nurse. Mary’s speech concluded with this thought: “Now is the time to embrace the gift of your family. Love them, spend time, be kind and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short. Have a wonderful day with your family.”