The Garage Sale Trail is here again and we're keen to see all our local neighbourhood turning up to support our fundraiser to raise some cash for the centre.
We have been donated so many wonderful items from people across Brisbane and while we use a lot of it for emergency support for those who visit our centre, we are now bursting at the seams with second hand goods.
If you're in the area, stop by for a rummage and bring a suitcase since we will have some amazing bargains. Everything must go on the day so you can offer us any amount of money - high or low!
Our volunteer Hazel will be selling her famous chili jam on the day and there will be cakes, sweet treats, ice tea and a mini version of the Community Cafe Pop Up operating upstairs in the Hub.
We have a range of baby goods, children's and women's clothing, homewares, bric a brac and so much more to choose from. There are donations of vintage and antique items along with lots of fun crockery, cutlery and kitchen things.
So come along and be part of the fun at this little shindig at Annerley Community Hub.
Thursday 1st October - 2pm
The first test of Annerley Community Hub's idea to bring a Community Café to Annerley in the afternoons was road tested in a Pop Up café scenario. 60-70 people turned out to enjoy Barista-style coffee, tea, scones with jam and cream and other sweet treats.
We had people from all walks of life at the event including locals, people from the Annerley Stephens History Group, Councillor Nicole Johnston and our special guests from the Annerley Baptist Church. The ABC were so gracious in donating the use of the space and their time to come down and check out the idea, drink some coffee and tea and each scones with jam and cream together with the rest of the community.
This was a really excellent example of how individuals and multiple community centres can work together to achieve goals in each locality.
With the help of Yeronga Community Centre (and the Scone Queens), we were able to use their professional coffee machine, locate coffee beans for a fractional price, use their kitchen to bake scones and had a volunteer from their centre to make professional coffees.
The cafe was a huge success and the whole neighbourhood is asking when the next one will be held. Hopefully this will become a more permanent fixture in Annerley in the future.
Annerley resident, Kath Chown is the voice of the Annerley blog and she writes about her experiences along with any events happening in the local area.