Spot­light on re­gion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

A new ‘com­mis­sioner’s din­ner’ will shine a spot­light on the fu­ture of polic­ing in the Wim­mera while cham­pi­oning re­gional food and pro­duce.

Vic­to­ria Po­lice Blue Rib­bon Foun­da­tion Hor­sham branch will host a black-tie din­ner in the city’s town hall on Fe­bru­ary 10.

Hor­sham branch pres­i­dent Ge­off Lord said com­mit­tee mem­bers were ex­cited to in­tro­duce a new event to raise money for vi­tal work at Wim­mera Health Care Group.

“Since 2007 we’ve raised more than $200,000 for the health ser­vice through the help of the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Mr Lord said money raised from the com­mis­sioner’s din­ner would go to the hospi­tal’s emer­gency de­part­ment and the new Wim­mera Cancer Cen­tre.

“We cre­ated this event be­cause we thought it was a good op­por­tu­nity to reach a broader au­di­ence than some of our other events,” he said.

“It will also al­low us to high­light our lo­cal pro­duce and mu­si­cal tal­ent.” The event will fea­ture a five-course meal with matched re­gional wines.

Hor­sham singer Emilee Pritchard and pi­anist Ethan Mcrae will pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment.

Mr Lord said a high­light of the evening would be an ad­dress by Vic­to­ria Po­lice As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Tess Walsh.

“We’re ex­cited to have the As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner come and speak about the fu­ture of polic­ing in the re­gion,” he said.

“We will also have other se­nior po­lice mem­bers from around the re­gion in at­ten­dance.”

The night will in­clude an auc­tion, with a New Zealand hol­i­day, a Grampians Grape Es­cape pack­age and a Grampians Horse Rid­ing Cen­tre ex­pe­ri­ence among big-ticket items.

The event starts with wel­come drinks at 6.30pm, with din­ner from 7pm.

Tick­ets cost $150 and are avail­able on­line at www.hor­sham town­ or at the town hall box of­fice.

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