Ararat Legacy Club launches 90th Anniversary

Ararat Legacy Club launched their 90th anniversary with a high tea for legatees and their widows on Tuesday, August 27 at Ararat College’s Trade Training Centre, with over 50 attendees.

Ararat College VET Hospitality students prepared food for the event as a part of their course, much to the delight of the attendees who were treated to scones, sandwiches, profiteroles and quiches.

PHOTO: Melissa Murnane

Today, Ararat Legacy has twenty-eight Legatees from Ararat, Avoca, Beaufort, Stawell and Willaura who care and guide families of those servicemen and servicewomen who have passed away following their service.

“The launch is the start of a number of activities to take place over the coming months that recognises and celebrates 90 years of service to families of deceased and incapacitated veterans in the region,” Legatee Dianne Radford said.

“Ararat Legacy Club has a long rich history of caring and giving over the years and is grateful to the local communities for their ongoing generosity, particularly through the annual Legacy Week Badge Sales, Golf and Bowl Days, and in more recent years also working with our local secondary colleges to keep the spirit of Legacy alive for our future generations.”

PHOTO: Melissa Murnane

“The annual iconic Legacy Week starts from this Sunday, 1st September through to 7th September and legatees and volunteers will be seen at different venues in Ararat, Stawell, Beaufort, Avoca and Willaura selling the traditional badges and merchandise to raise awareness and vital welfare funds.”

“Ararat Legacy is extremely grateful for this ongoing support to the annual Appeal and this year will have a special 90th Anniversary Commemorative Badge also available to sell.”