Murrindindi Shire Council’s Seniors’ Festival celebration, held on Wednesday 8 October, saw community members enjoy Devonshire tea and music by Bev and Leigh in the Alexandra Shire Hall.
Deputy Mayor Leigh Dunscombe opened the event and welcomed guests. “It was a great privilege to be able to welcome this group to the event and to have the opportunity to publicly acknowledge the tremendous contribution that our senior residents make to our community,” Cr Dunscombe said.
“Many of our seniors have been and continue to be actively involved as volunteers, mentors and leaders in our community. The knowledge they share and the effort they put in – in service clubs, sports and community organisations, fundraisers and charities – is felt and appreciated in all corners of our Shire.
“The University of the Third Age (U3A) also celebrated Murrindindi Shire seniors on Friday 11 October with a special performance from the Alexandra & District Senior Citizens Club’s ‘Singing for Pleasure’ group held at the Alexandra Senior Citizens Club.
“The Victorian Seniors’ Festival – which has been running since 1982 – is a Victorian State Government initiative, and Council is pleased to support it too.
“Thanks to everyone involved for making it such a special week to be a senior in Murrindindi Shire,” Cr Dunscombe said.