Community gathers for Easter celebrations in Whittington

April 8, 2021 BY

Children show off their coloured crosses, which were later exchanged for chocolate eggs.

A NEIGHBOURHOOD Centre in Whittington invited the local community to share in Easter celebrations for the first time this Good Friday.

Bellarine Living and Learning Centre hosted an Easter Friday Treasure Hunt, which included a free sausage sizzle, free raffle and treasure hunt for the kids.

BLLC Secretary Melissa Hutchinson said the event was something she and Rose Ott, the centre’s community engagement project officer, wanted to build on in future years.

“We just wanted to get more happening and thought to see the community come together like this would be just beautiful,” Melissa said.

“I have a heart just to do things like this and get people together and today is perfect.”

Rose said Melissa had been great at getting the neighbourhood together for the event.

“I’ve also been doing some community networking and work for the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre,” Rose said.

“We are looking at what the community wants and getting community feedback about what qualities the community feels is important.

“It’s important the community has a say in what they want so the programs and courses will be shaped from what we’ve been told.”

During the Easter Friday Treasure Hunt, children collected crosses stuck in the grass and then exchanged them for chocolate eggs – this was because the eggs would have melted in the hot sun.

BLLC is a community-based organisation providing local residents with opportunities to learn, develop, and socialise.

Staff work to ensure all individuals have equal opportunities to participate.

For more information about Bellarine Living and Learning Centre, visit

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