Spring luncheon returns to support garden project

Stawell Hospital Auxiliary members Gaye Walter and Pam Byron in the Macpherson Smith garden with nurse unit manager Tahnya Robson.

The Stawell community is looking forward to the return of the Stawell Hospital Auxiliary Spring Luncheon next week after a three-year COVID hiatus.

The luncheon is one of the social calendar highlights for the Stawell community and raises thousands of dollars for the Grampians Health campus. This year, funds raised will go towards the Macpherson Smith Garden Project which will include an upgraded garden and new barbecue and outdoor furniture for the residents at the Stawell aged care facility to enjoy.

The luncheon includes a two-course meal provided by the auxiliary members. Auxiliary president Pam Byron said the members were excited about the luncheon’s return.

“It’s one of our biggest events on the calendar and everyone is so happy that we can do it again,” Mrs Byron said.

“Our auxiliary is in its 94th year and the luncheon has been running longer than anyone can remember. Participants get a home-cooked meal and we hope everyone is going to come out and enjoy themselves.

“We’ve always appreciated the support from everyone we and hope they are all keen to return after such a long time without it,” she said.

Ben and Brian Rayner at Stawell grocery Rayners Mini Market have donated fruit and vegetables towards the luncheon.

The spring luncheon is at Stawell Town Hall from noon on October 14. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from Mrs Byron on 0428 598 272, Carol Hutton on 0408 249 287 or Sharyn Neill on 0417 151 316.