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- COPACC 2018 Season Launch
- News from the Swamp
- OMM Rock Choir
- Deans Marsh Primary School
- DMLR Safety Group
- Cottage update
- Deans Marsh Dog Trials 2018
- What’s On
Following the success of last years’ event, The Deans Marsh Community Cottage is delighted to announce “Run The Marsh” will be held again on Sunday 19th November 2017 at the beautiful Frogwood Arboretum.
The event is designed to bring local and neighbouring communities together in the great outdoors to enjoy the benefits of physical activity. We know that moving our bodies, connecting with nature and each other, strengthens our mental and physical wellbeing.
This year the event will not only see a repeat of the 5km and 2km runs, but will also incorporate the biannual Frogwood Arboretum Open Day. Check in, coffee and warm up activities will once again kick off at The Deans Marsh Cottage at 9am. We will be keeping a tighter schedule this year and expect all runners to be finished by around 11.30am when presentations will take place on site. We hope to see the Deans Marsh School back serving hot soup and bread to participants and spectators.
We then wish to invite all participants & spectators to stay on and enjoy the wonderful surrounds of Frogwood Arboretum. Family activities will kick off from midday. More details to follow.
Stay tuned for more information on Open Day activities.
The event is proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank and Lorne Community Hospital.
The Finale of the College of Food Program took place on Saturday 23rd September at the Birregurra Hall. The young people from Birregurra, Forrest and Deans Marsh covered the trestle tables with linen table cloths, the flowers were laid out, the finishing touches were made to the food, places were set, banners hung and menus displayed in preparation for 100 people to enjoy a high tea.
A young person from each of the townships greeted people on arrival. The sponsors were acknowledged, the community mentors and the Coordinators were celebrated. A representative from Give Where You Live attended. Their grant of $30,000 made the program possible. Each young person received a certificate and then it was time to enjoy the amazing food that the young people had prepared.
Many thanks to Katrine Juleff of the Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm for her hard work, knowledge and patience as the Deans Marsh Community Mentor. The young people told me they had a lot of fun, learnt a lot and some are wanting to work in hospitality in the future!
On the 6th September there was a joint site event at the Birregurra Hall. Sam Gant (Bambra local and former Masterchef contestant) demonstrated the preparation of baguettes and crepes with the 30 kids from each of the towns. Sam Gant used the donated produce that the kids have been using in the kitchen from the Sponsors of the program.
The kids have finished the cooking sessions in the kitchen and the finale is this Saturday 23rd September at the Birregurra Hall. This week it was ribbon sandwiches, sponge cake, butter cake and chocolate meringues. Check out the recipes.