Monday, October 28, 2013

menzies creek hall turns 60

It was terrific to catch up with past Shire of
Sherbrooke President, Peter Downard who
was part of the official unveiling of the
commemorative plaque.
It was wonderful to join with the Menzies Creek community to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their much loved hall. Locals flocked to share the stories, reminisce and remember the Menzies Creek of old and of now. Long term families were well represented by the Hermons, Walkers and Johns.

I had the very great pleasure of joining Peter Downard, past Shire of Sherbrooke President, in unveiling a commemorative plaque to celebrate the occasion.

Community infrastructure is important, it provides a central meeting place for community and the hall has served the community well in its many iterations over the past 60 years. Still much loved, it's now used in the day to provide preschool services and of a night for a range of community activities.

Well done to organisers, it was a great day, with much hilarity and story sharing, I can only hope I'll be around to celebrate the hall's 100th!

The official unveiling to celebrate 60 years.

Menzies Creek Primary School Choir opened the day
with the national anthem as well as the school song.
It was lovely to see past school students sign along.

It was great to hear tales from the past, stories of dances,
parties, significant community events as well as
look at memorabilia going back to the hall's first event ever.

Local families played a prominent role
on the day.

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