Housing Choices Tasmania - Home Stories Spring 2017

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Pictured (L-R): Kim Bomford (State Manager HCT), Mayor of Latrobe Peter Freshney, and two of our volunteers in front of the Latrobe Band

November 2017

Better Housing Futures turns three! In July Housing Choices celebrated three years of operation in the North West of Tasmania under the Better Housing Futures program. We were thrilled to be able to hold two events and to celebrate with you, our residents.

Both events were a huge success, with the Shorewell Park community showing up in droves to the Burnie Child and Family Centre for a feast catered by the Burnie Community House! For our Latrobe event, over 110 residents joined us for Christmas in July at the Latrobe Memorial Hall, organised largely by our resident group, the Next Steps participants and the East Devonport Community House. The Community House catering trainees cooked a traditional roast dinner for everyone to enjoy with Santa joining us from the North Pole to find out what we all wanted for Christmas. The Latrobe Memorial Band were a huge hit with the residents, of particular mention was their rendition of The Proclaimers, I’m On My Way which had everyone wanting to get up and dance.

A sincere thank you to Vickie for organising the photo booth; our 93-year-old resident Thelma from Mallawa had a great time and the kids had fun with the face painting and balloon art. Special thanks to the Mayor of Latrobe, Peter Freshney, who presented Anvers Chocolates to the many volunteers to thank them for their support. A great effort from all the staff pitching in who made this a great celebration. Feedback received was that the party was memorable for all, with residents now looking forward to the end of year function in 2017.

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