The Operation Cromwell Harvest team are excited to announce their summer 2021/22 programme.
Open to all harvest workers and members of the wider Cromwell community, Wednesday 8th December, is the launch evening.
A barbeque with a summer sport focus will be held at the Alpha Street Reserve from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Growers and business people are encouraged to come along and show their support.
Jo Knight from Sport Central will be there with sports equipment including badminton rackets, volleyballs, touch rugby balls and frisbees.
There will be other activities for those who are not so sports minded.
Cromwell Rotary will kindly be operating a barbeque with spot prizes on offer.
Tracey Mansfield from Summerfruit NZ and Karen Palmer from Cromwell Community House will be distributing ‘welcome packs’ helping this years’ harvest workers feel part of the community.
This will be a great way for workers and the community to get to know each other and give workers an opportunity to make connections with groups and organisations that can help support them during their stay in Cromwell.
Last year’s sports event was a huge success and it is great to see that a team from Amisfield is already playing in the local touch competition.
The team likes the opportunity to do something social out of work hours and mixing with others in the community.
Following on from the launch night, there will be a pool party on Thursday 20th January at the Cromwell Pool.
Harvest workers and the Cromwell public are welcome to attend (numbers may be restricted to 100 due to Covid-19).
Along with the inflatable obstacle course, there will be volleyball outside, and a sausage sizzle.
The team have organised a picnic night, with music and lawn games for Friday February 25th where it is hoped that members of the public will join with the harvest workers.
After a busy day of working amongst the fruit trees, people can chill out on the lawn and enjoy their dinner.