On 14 November 2015, the Mitre community came together to celebrate 100 years of the Mitre Hall as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Home is Where the Hall is.
The day began with afternoon tea supplied by the local community, from 3pm.This was followed by the unveiling of a plaque by Mark Radford, Horsham Rural City Councillor. Emma Kealy, Member for Lowan, also spoke.
About 120 people enjoyed a spit roast of pork and lamb, cooked by Stephan Greenaway, and salads provide by the local community.
Throughout the afternoon and evening Stephen Greenaway, piano, and Garry Dickerson piano accordion, provided enjoyable music.
A time capsule was donated in which memorabilia was placed inside.The time capsule will be opened in November 2040.
It was wonderful to see the hall, 100 years on, alive with activity and obvious enjoyment. Visitors traveled from both local areas but also from further afield including, Melbourne, Rochester, Warragul, Tarrington, Kundabung N.S.W. and Dunkeld to join in the celebrations.
Here’s to another 100 wonderful years at Mitre Hall!