By Casey Neill
A fund-raising lunch for Nar Nar Goon’s struggling Light Horse and Field Artillery Museum was so successful there’ll be another.
Jillian Ronald and Wendy Andrews organised the 12 February event to support museum curator Bernie Dingle and his Nar Nar Goon attraction, which is facing an uncertain future and needs urgent community support.
The museum focuses on the Australian Army’s reliance on horses in war time and includes many original, unique and priceless artefacts.
“The day was sold out and a great success,” Ms Ronald said.
“Bernie spoke about stories from the wars and went through the display items.
“A slide show reminded us why it is important to keep the collection together and in Cardinia Shire.”
The lunch at Pakenham’s Cardinia Cultural Centre also launched a Friends of the Light Horse and Field Artillery Museum group.
Membership is by donation, with all proceeds going to the museum.
Ms Ronald said Bass MP Brian Paynter was the event’s MC and John Waterhouse, who works at Beaconshills College, explained that it was important to keep these collections so young people understand their history.
A second lunch will be held at Clayton RSL on 2 April. Ticket information will become available via the Light Horse and Field Artillery Museum.