The 2021 Week 4 and Week 5 Restoration Works
The Farina Restoration Group committee had been busily planning activities for Week 4 of the 2020 Restoration programme, as it was to mark the Official Opening of Pattersons house. However with the events around Covid in 2020 and the cancellation of the restoration programme, it was all moved into the 2021 programme.
Festivities kicked off on the 18th June with the Official opening of Pattersons house, with the unveiling performed by special guest Dick Smith OA.
The following day, 19th June Cricket, the annual ‘Farina v’s The Rest of the World’ cricket match was stage at the FCG (Farina Cricket Ground). Local groundsman Kevin Dawes had prepared a carefully manicured pitch to match the talent that took part in the epic match. Fun was had by all and somehow everyone lost track of the score along the way.
Events for the week were rounded off on the 20th June with an Ecumenical service at Pattersons house followed by a memorial service for John Napier Bell and a flyover by Doug Sprigg.