Seniors Week celebration in Tatura

By Morgan Dyer

The sweet smells of spring and scones will waft through Tatura's Victory Hall next week.

Tatura Garden Club is celebrating Seniors Week by hosting an afternoon tea, flower show and a scarecrow-making competition on Thursday, October 24.

Co-organiser Cath Carter said the club was encouraging everyone in the community to join in the fun and celebrate wisdom.

“The event is free, and we would just like to see people bring their elderly neighbours or friends out for the afternoon,” Ms Carter said.

“Sometimes elderly people sit in their homes by themselves, so this will be a great event for people to ask people out to.”

Butter and cream will be dripping down the sides of the scones, with a club member hard at work in the kitchen serving scones fresh out of the oven.

Local schools have been busy preparing their scarecrows for the annual competition and have been trialling different methods to scare birds.

Ms Carter said there would be a range of flowers from the Garden Club for people to lust over and that entry to the scarecrow competition was free and open to the entire region.

“We are encouraging people to make their scarecrow out of recycled items, as there’s no size, shape or design criteria to enter the competition,” Ms Carter said.

“It can look like anything and be made out of anything,” she said.

The club will accept entries at Victory Hall on Wednesday, October 23 from 3pm to 5pm or arrange drop-off by calling Ms Carter on 0447771019.

The entire event, including afternoon tea, is free and will be held at Tatura's Victory Hall from 10am to 3pm on Thursday.