The Yarrawonga Lions Club presented the Savernake community on Australia Day a generous donation to go towards purchasing further equipment to enhance the recent refurbishments to the hall.
The Savernake community continued their Australia Day tradition of hosting a delicious traditional Australian BBQ breakfast at their hall.
This year saw 90 local residents and guests of all ages enjoy good food and social time together.
The morning began with Andrew ‘Jock’ Tom, representing the Yarrawonga Lions Club, making a presentation to Christine Gorman, president of the hall committee. The cheque for $2,072 was from the proceeds of the Lions Club Wool Show, held in conjunction with the Yarrawonga Mulwala Agricultural show last October. Christine, in accepting the cheque, thanked the Lions Club for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
After breakfast local piper Graeme Stewart played the National Anthem (on his newly purchased set of blackwood pipes), whilst two long-time residents, June Gorman and Janet Gorman, together raised the Australian flag. Graeme also played a selection of Australian and Scottish songs, to the enjoyment of the crowd.
Many local residents, former residents, friends and family as well as guests from Japan participated in the gathering.