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IN PICTURES: Manji Pantry Cherry Festival Breakfast

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Some of the buffet at the Manjimup Town Hall.
Camera IconSome of the buffet at the Manjimup Town Hall. Credit: Daniel Hocking

The local community was treated to a smorgasbord of breakfast delights on Sunday when Manji Pantry and the Cherry Harmony Festival teamed up for the first in a week-long celebration of the annual event.

The buffet Very Cherry Brekkie featured waffles, fresh fruit, smoothies and juices, sausages and muesli.

The breakfast kicked off the Cherry Harmony Festival’s 21st Birthday week, with the scene set with performances from the Manji Music Makers and Southern Forests Bootscooters.

Manjimup Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor and Manji Pantry organiser Ross Craig said the breakfast “exceeded expectations” with a big turnout.

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“Our kitchen staff had catered for extra people who were going to turn up and they did turn up, so it was brilliant,” he said.

He said the collaboration between the Cherry Festival committee and Manji Pantry had been proposed months before the event.

“A few months ago, the Cherry Harmony Festival committee came to us and asked us if we’d like to be involved in the Cherry Festival and we were delighted and they wanted a breakfast.

“Straight away, we started to plan that and over the last few weeks, our team of 18 volunteers have been working together.”

Mr Craig also said the Very Cherry Brekkie helped raise funds for the Manji Pantry and their contributions as well.

“The main aim was to raise funds for the Manji Pantry and the Cherry Festival committee were delighted that we were able to do something like this.”

“The Manji Pantry are going to be pleased with the proceeds raised from this morning and the Very Cherry Brekkie will be bigger next year.”

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