ANZAC Apple day comes to founders

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Unless you’ve lived for more than 100 years you may have never heard of Apple Day.

The ANZAC wartime bazaar is making a comeback for the council’s centenary celebrations in an effort to rediscover the community spirit found during wartime.

Traditionally Apple Day was an event held during the First World War in an effort to raise money for wounded soldiers. These events involved galas, bazaars and street parades.

Non-profit organisations are being called on to take part in this year’s alphabetical themed bazaar on Monday April 27.

During the First World War stall holders would sell items starting with a specific letter to raise money for the wounded soldiers and their family.

Stall holders can sell items or run an activity beginning with a specific letter, and are being encouraged to think harvest, homemade and handmade.

Stall holders are encouraged to dress in the costume of the time to add to the atmosphere of the event.

The Chair of the Community Services Committee, Councillor Pete Rainey, is urging groups to get involved in any way they can.

“This is a great opportunity for local groups to take part in a fun activity with a serious message of remembrance.

“Even if you can’t host a stall I hope you will still attend,” says Councillor Rainey.

The event will run from 10am-3:30pm and will feature a 1915 street party, wartime music, a bazaar, games and exhibitions.

Entry will be $5 for adults, $2.50 for children, and $10 for a family.

Groups interested in taking part should email for a contact form.