Nautical setting just shipshape for Warrnambool's Long Lunch

SWEEPING views of Flagstaff Hill and Lady Bay will be the hallmark of tomorrow’s Rotary Club of Warrnambool Daybreak Long Lunch event. 

The annual event raises funds for Rotary projects internationally and tomorrow Flagstaff Hill and Pippie’s host the annual event. 

Club member Carolyn Monaghan said the lunch would start with champagne and canapes on the lawn beside the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage at Flagstaff Hill, before moving to Pippie’s for a three-course meal. 

“It’s such a beautiful location,” Mrs Monaghan said.

“This year is already sold out. There are 90 people coming along so it should be a wonderful afternoon. 

“It’s something we as a club look forward to each year.” 

Fellow club member Lydia Sinclair said as per tradition, small hand-painted dishes had been produced to commemorate the lunch.

“We do them every year as a memento of the event,” she said. 

Mrs Monaghan said an auction would also be held across the afternoon, with the highlight item a hand- painted platter. 

“One of our members, Andrew Suggett, has painted a platter with an image of Flagstaff Hill to commemorate it’s 40th anniversary,” she said. 

“It’s just beautiful, he’s done a brilliant job. 

“Other items include a Swarovski Crystal necklace and earrings, a degustation dinner for six, dessert cooking classes for 10 people and artwork from Eric Tonkin.” 

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