The year is racing ahead and October was certainly a busy month. It was a privilege to be invited by the Madonna Delle Grazie Di Panduri Committee to attend the Feast and Procession in honour of Our Lady Queen of Peace. Congratulations to all involved for making it such a success.
Another successful and worthwhile event that I attended was McHappy Day. I volunteered for the busy lunch time shift at the Trinity Gardens store and was overwhelmed by the generosity of customers. This year’s fundraising goal of $3 million equates to over 23,000 nights’ accommodation in a Ronald McDonald House for families with seriously ill children.
This month marked the 175th anniversary of the settlement of Kensington and to celebrate, The Kensington Residents’ Association held a fantastic old fashioned village picnic. It was great to see so many people in attendance enjoying the BBQ, live entertainment and embracing our history.
I was able to address many issues faced by our local traders at this month’s Business Luncheon at the Altavilla Club. The Emergency Services Levy hikes are having a profound impact on the community and my office has received nearly 1,000 petition signatures against Labor’s staggering increases. I will continue to stand up for my constituents and the wider South Australian public and hold the Labor Government to account over its ESL hikes.
As we near the end of the year I look forward to attending school graduations across the electorate – it’s a great chance to congratulate all the students on their hard work. I have already attended the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony for Norwood Morialta High School where I presented the Language Award. Completing Year 12 is a great achievement and I wish all our school leavers the best for the future.