Knees-up for playgroup

By Jessica Micallef

Woodend Playgroup turns 40 this year and plans on celebrating in style.

Playgroup public relations committee member Olivia Desormeaux said it was a “fantastic milestone”.

“The community’s changed so much in the last 10 years, let alone 40, but the playgroup’s been a centre stone – it’s constant,” she said.

To celebrate four decades, the playgroup will host a bush dance fundraiser.

“We’re hoping to raise money for our outdoor area – it needs a big revamp and it does need a little love,” Ms Desormeaux said.

“We’re going to be a doing an old Woodend bush dance and a fundraising silent auction.

“Local businesses have donated so much to the auctions and they’ve been such an ongoing support.”

Ms Desormeaux said the bush dance would be a chance for parents to let their hair down.

“This bush dance, it’s really aimed at parents to have a bit of downtime and social time.”

The bush dance will be on Saturday, August 3, from 7pm at 15 Buckland Street, Woodend. Cost $30.