Carlie Brown, Youth and Family Support Worker for Upper Hunter Youth Services said,” Spoonville originated from an idea by Upper Hunter Youth Services Youth Worker, Dennis Givney, after he saw a Spoonville story on the news one evening. During lockdown we have been engaging with our Youth Centre members via Zoom. Dennis thought “Spoonville” would be a good activity to facilitate with young people. After some discussion, Dennis and I decided to take it one step further and turn Spoonville into a lockdown project and invite the whole community to participate. We felt it would put some fun and brightness into people’s lives during lockdown.
Emails were sent out to local services and posted on facebook pages encouraging community participation – reactions have been fantastic with several services becoming involved. Special thanks goes to Bec Lehmann – PCYC Manager – for putting together spoony people packs and hanging on our fence for people to take home, make a spoony person and bring back to live at Spoonville.
Spoonville encourages people to become involved in a project and embrace a sense of community even though we are isolated from one another at the moment, provides a topic for conversation, promotes exercise as people can walk to hang their spoony person on our fence and check out other spoony people living in Spoonville and also provides people with an activity to undertake during lockdown.
We would love to see our Spoonville fence filled with as many spoony people as possible and encourage everyone young and old to participate and make their own spoony person to come and live in our Spoonville Community .
We ask if people could please tie their spoony people with zippy ties, string, wool etc , on the Muswellbrook Showground fence ( Maccas side) in front of Upper Hunter Youth Services office.”
You can download the Rules of Spoonville by clicking here.