One of the most important events on Living Choice Fullarton’s social calendar is the village’s Anniversary Dinner – it’s a time to reflect on the growth of the village and, more importantly, the vibrant community hub it has become.
The multiple award-winning village now has 184 residents and a long waiting list. 128 of those residents gathered in the Great Hall on 15th December to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the day the doors opened. The first residents were Scott and Jean Hutchinson and Living Choice directors, Ian Tregoning and Graham Hobbs, were waiting at the end of a red carpet to hand over the keys.
Thinking back to that first exciting day on 15th December 2014, Ian was justifiably proud as he surveyed the room at the 7th Anniversary dinner. “What a wonderful event! My heart swelled and I held back tears as I listened to the incredibly talented harpist Emma Horwood filling the acoustically perfect Great Hall singing Silent Night and other Christmas carols to a captivated audience.
“I thought back to 7 years earlier when the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia, opened the village on my father’s birthday. He would be so proud to see what a beautiful, caring and happy community Living Choice Fullarton has become.”
Many people worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the 7th Anniversary dinner was a fitting celebration. “Helen Bonet, who unfortunately could not attend, got the ball rolling and many residents assisted. Helen Hammond also arranged the amazing harpist/soloist Emma Horwood to entertain us,” said MC Micheleine Hannaford.
Micheleine said they had received excellent feedback about the superb dinner served by Damien Hein and his team at Damien on Fisher.