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Knitting group donates Christmas toys to local charity Continued from page 1. They have also provided a range of knitted clothing, beanies, jerseys and mittens during the year for KCA to pass on to other charities. “It’s so hard to choose which toys are best, but one of my favourites is the crocheted duck,” Tracy says. For Denise Gravit from the Crafty Critters, it’s a pleasure to be cooperating with KCA. “We have been knitting Christmas presents for KCA for the past three years, and the ladies in our group love it,” Denise says. Set up in 2014, the Crafty Critters initially only knitted for themselves. “And then people started mentioning charities more frequently. We heard about KCA, and it mushroomed from there. “Tracy is doing a great job. It’s very rewarding to work with her

organisation.” Denise explains that kind members of the community would donate wool to their group and then meet weekly in a chatty round and knit together. All of the Crafty Critters toys will find a home for Christmas as all of them will be passed on to frontline charities before the end of the year. Tracy says thanks to the generosity of their wide donor base. This year the goods and food rescue organisation, which is entirely run by volunteers, have been able to pass on more than 4000 banana boxes of clothes, books, toys and other items to families in need.  For more information, visit kca.org.nz. To give wool to the Crafty Critters, drop your donation at the Johnsonville Community Centre.

KCA co-founder Tracy Wellington particularly likes the crocheted duck. PHOTO: Supplied

Music in the Village returns to Khandallah Christmas carols are set to light up local’s spirits this festive season with performances taking place outside the historic Khandallah Town Hall. Four performances will take place across two days of Music in the Village, and local students are set to impress the suburb with their cheery Christmas songs. This year’s carols have been organised by the Khandallah Business Association and will feature songs by Cashmere School, Sing for Your Life and Khandallah School. Sue Clothier of the business association says the Christmas lights have been put up on the town hall and it was “looking wonderful”. “Next week we have ar-

Last year’s Khandallah Christmas carols. PHOTO: Independent Herald Archives

ranged for the local Khandallah schools to sing outside the Town Hall,” Sue explains. “We’re organising this for the third year in a row and we really appreciate the schools

getting involved in this function.”  The events will take place as follows (weather permitting) : Wednesday December 6

Cashmere Avenue School: 1212.30pm Thursday December 7 Sing for your Life: 11.30am12noon Khandallah School: 12-12.30pm

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