On Sunday, 3rd July 2011 St. Peter the Apostle Parish of Bedford and Inglewood celebrated their patron feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul with an International Food Fair, fundraising for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Parish Hall catered for many cuisines such as from Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, and Vietnam. The Food Fair began at 9am with a crowd of people lining up to buy containers of food.
Morning tea was served and the balloons added colour and atmosphere for the hungry crowd. Many people ate and enjoyed mingling with one another while the children run and play. Others used this opportunity to stock up meals for the week. To make the day more exciting and enjoyable, raffle tickets were available for sale to win four big food hampers. A Guessing Cake competition was a fundraising favourite, while a band volunteered live music entertainment. The highlight of the day was when the parish priest Fr. Dat Vuong showed his culinary skill of putting together the famous Vietnamese-French Pork Bread Roll.
On behalf of the parish, Fr. Dat Vuong would like to acknowledge the numerous volunteers involved including the chefs, ticket and food sellers, musicians, entertainers, tea and coffee servers, hall decorators, and especially those who did the heavy work. The joy and generosity of the volunteers are the essential ingredients of making the day successful and enjoyable for all, and most importantly, helped raise $2,803.35 for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, assisting those who are in need of warmth and comfort during this cold winter. May God bless the Vinnies.
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