Harvest Festival at Voruvoru raises $150k

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CHRIST the King Parish at Voruvoru Catholic Mission Station, Northwest Choiseul, successfully held their ‘Harvest Festival’ over the weekend raising $150,000.

Main activities that raised the considerable amount of money were planned tribal and heads of families two thousand dollars target, including families, groups and individual offerings, donations and selling of harvested foods and cooked foods.

According to report, Hon Connelly Sadakabatu the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Choiseul donated $10,000 while two Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) of Wards 12 and 11 namely Honourable Nerio Ulemiki and Honourable George Vanakana also donated $1,000 each.

Heading the festival was the Parish Priest Fr Henry Paroiop in which Hon Ulemiki speaking to Island Sun said over three thousand people attended this year’s Parish ‘Harvest Festival’ bringing together relatives and friends from the United Church and other sister churches between Taro and as far as Pangoe.

“St Dominic Sirovanga Parish Team with their Parish Priest Fr Calistus Tavisiop came to the harvest festival and donated more than a thousand dollars. Moli Parish also donated over five hundred dollars cash as Bangara United Church community supported by setting up their own stall and raised over four hundred dollars too,” said Hon Ulemiki.

Voruvoru’s Parish Priest and Parish Councillors thank everyone who participated and contributed in one way or another for the success of this year’s harvest festival over which they are looking forward to a better organised harvest festival next year.