We are very excited to announce that the Bicentennial weekend planned for last year will be going ahead this year (COVID-19 restrictions pending). This year we are combining the annual Spring Fair that is held on the grounds in September with the historical fair to have the Bicentennial Fair. This will be held on Saturday 11 September.
We are also planning a movie night for that evening, screening Amazing Grace. This is the story of William Wilberforce and the suburb of Wilberforce’s namesake.
On Sunday 12 September, we will be holding a commemorative service from 9am in the Church Hall. We will have a guest speaker for this event and will celebrate 200 years of the Macquarie Schoolhouse in Wilberforce and the many ways it has served the community in this time.
The Gow Family Gathering will also be on that day. William Gow was the first schoolmaster and his family are organising to gather his descendants together for the special occasion of the bicentennial.
We hope that as things are moving forward in our communities and living with COVID-19, that we will be able to hold these events and celebrate such an important milestone.
We look forward to seeing you there!