Home' South Gippsland Sentinel-Times : April 19, 2017 Edition Contents PAGE 44 - THE SOUTH GIPPSLAND SENTINEL-TIMES, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
THERE were a surprising number of kids
and their parents walking the streets of Ko -
rumburra’s CBD last week, looking in shop
windows and checking the front doors of local
They were involved in the Korumburra Busi-
ness Association’s annual Easter egg hunt,
looking for the numbered eggs in each location
and entering them on their forms.
According to secretary of the KBA Shirley Ar-
estia, the event has been a success again and a
welcome diversion for those looking for some-
thing to do on the school holidays.
“We decided to leave the date for getting your
entries in open to Wednesday (April 19) this
week so that people could do it right through
the school holidays,” said Shirley.
“We’ve got quite a lot of Easter eggs to give
away, so the winners will have more eggs to get
through after Easter as well.
“It has been a real success and we’ll have a
draw for all those who put an entry in, whether
it’s completed or not.
“There’s quite a distance to cover if you want
to fill them all in but it allows people to find
businesses they might not have known about
before which is one of the goals.
“We’d like to thank everyone who entered the
competition, the 150 or so businesses which
participated and everyone who contributed
eggs to the prize draw.
“We’ll definitely do it again.”
THE Inverloch Men’s Shed visited the National
Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island recently.
On Thursday, April 6, 12 members took the
community bus to the museum, receiving a
warm welcome by volunteer and museum com-
mittee member, John Walton.
The visit began with a film looking at the involve-
ment of Australian personnel in the Vietnam con-
flict. All agreed it gave them a better understanding
of what happened and was deeply moving.
A guided tour followed, as Mr Walton explained
how the museum started and how the committee
obtained the land. Originally, the museum was in
San Remo, but it became too small to cater for all
the visitors and the museum’s collection.
He then led a tour of the various exhibits and
the men were especially interested to see the
Centurion tank, the troop carrier and three he-
licopters, including a Cobra helicopter on loan
from the US Army.
The museum has a massive display of memo-
rabilia, such as treasured letters and medals on
loan from family and friends of Australian troops.
All of the Men’s Shed members agreed that
the visit was truly memorable, with delicious
lunches served in the Nui Dat Cafe. The home-
made chicken pies, and beef and burgundy
pies, were to die for!
The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is at
25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven, Phillip Island.
For more information on the museum, call
THIRTY walkers past and present met recent-
ly at the State Coal Mine to celebrate the Probus
Friday Walking Group’s 25th Birthday.
The Friday Walking Group consists of mem-
bers from both Inverloch and Anderson’s Inlet
Pauline Kitson, supported by husband
James, started the group way back in 1992 and
Pauline has kept a comprehensive photo album
of the group that was enjoyed by many of the
walkers in attendance.
Before an enthusiastic rendition of ‘Happy
Birthday to us’, Pauline was presented with a
certificate of appreciation by David Paroissien.
These days, those who are no longer able to
walk distances, join in for coffee after the Fri-
day walk and so still feel part of the group.
Members celebrate 70th, 80th and 90th birth-
days as well as Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Members thanked to Margaret and David Pa-
roissien for organising an excellent celebration
for the group’s 25th birthday.
BASS Coast and South Gippsland really
turned it on for Easter visitors and locals alike
last weekend with a wide range of things to do
and some great weather to do it in.
Among the most popular events were the
community markets, with the traditional Eas-
ter Craft Market at Foster and Inverloch’s Sun-
day market attracting the biggest crowds.
But there was a wide range of other things
to do as well from fun runs, to art exhibitions,
visits to cellar doors and craft workshops.
And if that didn’t take your fancy, the weather
was ideal for water sports as well with fishing,
surfing and jet-skiing all popular.
Gone are the days of having a quiet time along
the South Gippsland and Bass Coast foreshore
areas; it was go, go, go all Easter weekend and
the visitors just loved it.
DOUG Boston has
received a life member-
ship certificate from the
Doug has been a very
active member of the
club for 22 years along
with his wife Dorothy.
Meetings are held on
the second Monday of
each month at the Ko-
from 9.45am to noon.
New members are very
KBA Easter egg hunt
a holiday distraction
All Men’s Shed members thoroughly recommend the museum as an inspiring place to visit.
Men’s Shed pays tribute
President Tricia McCraw and immediate past president Noel
Walker, presented Doug Boston with his life membership cer-
tificate to the Korumburra Probus Club recently. Doug’s wife
Dorothy, right, has also been an active member of the club.
Probus for life
Probus presidents Carol Hurst (Inverloch) and Sandra Pearce (Anderson’s Inlet) either
side of Pauline Kitson who founded the walking group.
25 years of walking
and still having fun
Markets, markets everywhere
Lots of kids on holidays took up the challenge of Korumburra’s Easter Egg hunt last week,
trekking around the town to find the egg numbers in each of up to 146 windows and busi-
nesses. Among them were Trai Blackmore, Ryan Mostert and Kayla Blackmore with Geoff
Furness taking an interest in their efforts. m051617
Taylor and Lui of Inverloch try out busking at the Inverloch Market last Sunday. m701617
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