Gar­den and home fo­cus

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - GARDEN & HOME EXPO -

Drouin Lions Club will stage the an­nual Gipp­s­land Gar­den and Home Expo this week­end.

The two day event will be held at Lard­ner Park on Satur­day and Sun­day from 9am to 4pm.

Drouin Lions Club pres­i­dent Erika Wassen­berg said the club had dis­trib­uted more than $350,000 back into the com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing ar­eas as a re­sult of the expo.

“The main cater­ing onsite is done by many other com­mu­nity groups. “Other Lions Clubs, Apex, pri­mary and sec­ondary schools, get the abil­ity to fundraise over the week­end to dis­trib­ute back to their own com­mu­ni­ties and schools.

“It is great to know that we are help­ing all these groups in rais­ing funds, as well as putting on a such a huge event that our com­mu­nity looks for­ward to each year.

“We have lots of en­ter­tain­ment and free chil­dren`s ac­tiv­i­ties this year with the help of the Drouin Sec­ondary Col­lege Leo Club,” she said.

Drouin Lions mem­bers have or­gan­ised the event for the past 17 years. The expo is now a well es­tab­lished event on the gar­den­ing lovers’ cal­en­dar and is the sec­ond largest of its kind in Vic­to­ria.

The expo brings thou­sands of vis­i­tors to the area from far and wide. Buses come from all over Vic­to­ria bring­ing gar­den and home en­thu­si­asts for a great day out.

Gar­den guru Tino Carnevale from Tas­ma­nia will be one of the guest speak­ers to pre­sent at this week­end’s Gipp­s­land Home and Gar­den Expo.

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