Nearly everyone in the Berowra area was affected in some way by the devastating hail storm last year. And I know many of us are still suffering, fighting with flailing tarps, failing insurance companies and flooding homes.

One thing I think we all agree on though is the amazing response from our emergency services and other volunteers, local and abroad, in the wake of the storm. It was overwhelming to see the the amount of support and Berowra spirit that shone through – we truly do live in a remarkable community.

I think we could all use a night out to relax, socialise and most importantly to say thanks to all those who gave their time selflessly helping out those affected by the storm. So on Friday 12th April (last day of school term) at Warrina Oval there will be a special Movie Under the Stars / storm volunteer thank-you event, and you’re all invited!

This free event, supported by Hornsby Council and Berowra Apex, will feature live music, children’s entertainment, food and drinks and of course a family friendly movie (“Smallfoot”). Oh and did I mention there will be fireworks? Yes, fireworks!

Lots of food options available including sausage sizzle, gozleme, middle eastern, popcorn, fairy floss, slushies, hot and cold drinks. Live music featuring Winblu big band, The Niaben Sea and school bands. Jumping castles and Bugs About will be there too, and much, much more.

To cap it all off, our emergency services will be there mingling with the crowd and enjoying the evening. They will share a few words with us about the storm from their perspective, and will be on hand to have a chat.

The event will commence at 4pm, with the movie starting at around 6:30pm, which will be followed by the fireworks display. So bring a blanket, pull up some grass and enjoy the night!