Some preparation in the Hall to create a Harvest atmosphere for the Assembly on the following day. A few adjustments in the morning, and then Harvest gifts start arriving. They soon fill the shelves to over flowing, and the whole space takes on a new meaning. Caring, generosity, community.
The children have some special songs to sing and poems to read. The idea being to help them understand there are those who go through hard times, but with community help there is encouragement to move forward once more. It may be hard. However, your help is a positive time for these people. They may not be able to thank you personally. However, those organizing where the harvest gifts go will ensure they are well used. It is they who will receive the thanks, and it is then passed on to us.
The Harvest Assembly was a very special time.