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Families, Church Groups Flock to the Beach for a Fun-Filled Boxing Day

Hundreds of families and members of church groups from around Suva flocked to their popular picnic spots at My Suva Picnic Park and at Deuba yesterday. After many years, the
27 Dec 2017 11:28
Families, Church Groups Flock to the Beach for a Fun-Filled Boxing Day
Members of the Vunivau Methodist Church having fun at a beach in Deuba on December 26, 2017. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Hundreds of families and members of church groups from around Suva flocked to their popular picnic spots at My Suva Picnic Park and at Deuba yesterday.

After many years, the Vunivau Methodist Church Sunday School finally organised a picnic for the children.

Sunday school teacher, Makereta Taoi said they planned for the trip during the third quarter of the year and they were glad it was a sunny day.

“The children have worked hard throughout the year. The children did a lot of church activities throughout the year so this is like an end of the year thanksgiving,” she said

Uluiviti family

In Deuba it was somewhat of a reunion for the Uluiviti family from Nairai.

Elenoa Baba said this was the first time the Uluiviti extended families came together for a picnic.

“The weather is nice and everyone is enjoying themselves. We thank the Lord for giving us a wonderful day. This is the first of the many Uluiviti extended family picnic and we are definitely looking forward to next year.”

The Uluiviti family are from Nairai Island.

Reki family

For the Reki family from Moala, the picnic at My Suva Picnic Park has become a tradition.

Elenoa Reki said they had always come here every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

“The children were excited to come because they wanted to swim.

“Everyone worked hard throughout the year but today we can sit and talk while we watch the children enjoy themselves,” she said.

Latianara family

A Lautoka family came to Suva earlier this month to spend Christmas with their grandmother.

They were also at My Suva Picnic Park on Boxing Day.

Mother of six Salanieta Latianara said this was the only time they got to see what their children were doing, and they had a good fun time with them.

“Family time is a good time,” she said

The Latianara family plan to return to Lautoka a week before the new school term starts.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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