Community is being prepared to make a spectacle of yourself for the sake of the community – In the case of the dutch maid a fund-raiser that would help to fight the coal mine which was applying to set up open cut mining at the edge of town.
The community, young and old, conservative and socialist marched on Parliament house in Sydney to protest the coal mine’s approval.
The community acted locally as well, helping out in someone’s garden who had given so much time to the community that their own garden was suffering. The camaraderie that day was fantastic and as a result the Gloucester Community Garden began.
On an international level an auction was held auctioning art pieces. RAR for RART was held by the Rural Australian for Refugees to offer support to refugees from war-torn and natural disaster areas.
And sometimes it was just for fun. Part of the community entertaining the rest of the town. Mind you , my dog hair beard was not a lot of fun at all. I discovered an allergy that I did not know I possessed that night but the community had a ball.
These were only a small fraction of what the community in Gloucester did. Being part of that community was a wonderful experience.