Lakeside lunch supports local aspiring musicians
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.