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February 26, 2021

Village buys its church back

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Some of the region’s top musicians have banded together for the ‘Federal Jamm’. For the past nine months the Federal community has been busily trying to raise the $220,000 necessary to buy the former Anglican church in the village.

There have been art auctions, garage sales, book fairs and cooking demonstrations. As the deadline approached, Federal Jamm was planned to raise some of these funds. The great news is that the community has just reached $220,000 but this event will go on regardless.

Though the actual property sale will not be finalised until the end of September, Federal Jamm will be a musical celebration of the community’s achievements.

The stellar line-up includes the Romaniacs, Rebecca Ireland, Bossy Big Heart and Kat Cooper.

It will also feature Ben Sullivan who will put on a jaw-dropping laser lightshow display by Smoke and Mirrors Lasers.

Along with the fine music, there will be delicious pasta available from 6.30pm. The event is BYO.

Tickets are $20 and will be available from the door.

Official celebrations will be planned for after September 30 once the community takes possession of the property.


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  1. Congratulations to the community of Federal who have proved that if you pull together even a big ask like this can be achieved. Well done!

  2. Congratulations Federal Community

    The Anglican church should be ashamed for selling back to the people what the people paid for originally.

    Shame Anglicans Shame give the funds back to the community !!!!


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