Sunday Roast a new Edillilie tradition

Everyone loves a Sunday roast and on Sunday, August 19 MC Peter Treloar, welcomed more than 60 families and friends to a Sunday Roast at the Edillilie Hall.

David Hall proposed a toast to past and present Edillilie Memorial Progress Association members, whose voluntary work and friendship has made Edillilie and its community hall a great place.

Reta Coffey acknowledged the Traditional Owners of the land and Brian Treloar gave the blessing of Grace for the traditional roast lunch.

The three-course meal began with pumpkin soup, followed by a roast, finishing with fruit crumbles for dessert.

Guests commended the efforts of the progress association committee and volunteers who cooked and served the delicious meal. Thanks also went to community members who donated the produce.

Kay Meyers was the lucky winner of a gourmet hamper, donated by Celia Mickan.

The afternoon's rainy weather was apt as the conversation of the day was, 'Memories of the wettest years at Edillilie'.

Past Edillilie resident and business owner John Murchison told a funny story of when he was a young lad on Angus Quinn's school bus. A particular patch of dirt road just over the hill from Edillilie would become slippery in the wet and all the kids would all have to pile over to one side of the bus so it did not get bogged.

A formal part of the afternoon was the unveiling of new signage for the Edillilie Hall by past residents Leon and Diana Harder, who during their time in Edillilie, were tireless committee members and contributed many voluntary hours to the upkeep and improvement of the Edillilie Hall and other community assets.

The new signage was funded by a grant from the Cummins and District Community Bank.

The afternoon finished with Edillilie Memorial Progress Association president Julie Carter announcing the Edillilie Sunday Roast would be an annual event, to be held on the second weekend in August each year.