WHAT do drawing competitions, prizes and Christmas have in common?
The simple answer is the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution’s (RFBI) annual Christmas card competition.
Held at the RFBI’s Alf Herrmann Lodge in Leeton, the competition has been running for five years and has become a much-loved tradition with residents, staff and schools.
Each year, drawings made by students are judged by residents, who then choose one winner from each school.
It is always a tough decision and this year was no exception, according to the lodge’s lifestyle officer Joanne Edwards.
“We received so many designs this year, it was amazing,” she said.
This year’s winners were:
- Amy Kinsella from Gralee School
- Grace Curry from Parkview Public School
- BJ Russell from Wamoon Public School
- Scarlett Morris from Leeton Public School
The winners were announced at Alf Herrmann Lodge recently and each student was awarded with vouchers to purchase books for themselves and their schools.
The students also took the time to chat with the residents and impart some of their own festive cheer.
RFBI knows Christmas is a very special time and residents and staff alike enjoy getting into the festive spirit and especially enjoy being involved in the card competition.
To view all of the winning designs from RFBI villages across NSW and ACT, visit rfbi.com.au.
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