Lake­side lunch sup­ports lo­cal as­pir­ing mu­si­cians

Alpine Observer - - News -

FORTY peo­ple at­tended a lunch hosted by the Mt Beauty Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre last week to raise funds to sup­port young mu­si­cians in the Up­per Kiewa Val­ley.

White lun­cheon or­gan­iser Fay Ma­son said she and a group of friends had re­cently been in­spired to ini­ti­ate a schol­ar­ship as­pir­ing young mu­si­cians who need sup­port with things such as tu­ition fees, travel ex­penses and in­stru­ments.

The schol­ar­ship has been named af­ter lo­cal en­tre­pre­neur David Vigo, with the full sup­port of his widow Kitty Vigo, who gave a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to the fund.

“We are keen to sup­port young lo­cal mu­si­cians of school age, and the schol­ar­ship is open to ap­pli­cants from all the schools in the Up­per Kiewa, in­clud­ing Falls Creek,” Ms Ma­son said.

Un­like the Clif­ford Hock­ing schol­ar­ship, it is open only to lo­cals and is not con­fined to clas­si­cal mu­si­cians.

“We have had three fundrais­ing events and have al­ready raised a sub­stan­tial sum,” Ms Ma­son said.

“The Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre did a won­der­ful ca­ter­ing job, and all the wait­ers vol­un­teered their time to help.

“We spe­cially want to thank our two ma­jor spon­sors Ben­jella Wines and Ve­gi­t­a­tion who sup­plied wines and fruit and veg­eta­bles, as well as many other lo­cal sup­port­ers.”

The lunch took place un­der an awning in the grounds of the neigh­bour­hood cen­tre.

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