ABOUT 500 people enjoyed a rain-free afternoon, entertainment and displays at the Celebrate Shoreham Festival on Saturday (2 April).
Shoreham Community Association’s festival was held at the Shoreham Common and had something for everyone, with children’s face painting, art displays and musical arranged by Michael Stowers.
Shoreham CFA provided a free sausage sizzle and equipment display, while raising $600 in donations for NSW flood relief.
The association provided refreshments and community groups – including Flinders Historical Society, Shoreham Foreshore Committee, Grandmothers for Refugees and Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation – organised displays. Shoreham Tennis Club provided coaching.
Staff from Peninsula Health contributed COVID-19 advice and vaccinations and Ambulance Victoria gave CPR and automated external defibrillator training.
Shane Clarke performed a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
The festival was opened by Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Anthony Marsh. The shire’s CEO John Baker and Red Hill Ward councillors David Gill also attended.
Association president Russell Barrett thanked the council for supporting the festival and for installing a public barbecue on the common. He also thanked the Bendigo Bank, R T Edgar Flinders and wineries and businesses for donations and support.