Around three weeks ago the Victorian Labor government declared parts of Gippsland officially in drought. also announced was some drought relief measures.
However, two weeks prior to this announcement, Landmark SGL and the Glengarry Pub got together to hold a charity auction.
Many items were donated by local businesses and other generous people, some quad bikes were auctioned and even a few cars. Local Traralgon car dealers set a reserve, and anything over this was donated.
Glengarry Pub licensees’s David and Sandy Barnes donated their premises for the auction, but they also donated $5 from every Parma sold on the day.
Landmark SGL’s Adam Sutton was instrumental in making it all happen. Mr Sutton said that all money made would go to Gippsland farmers, who at that time, had not been noted for their drought conditions.
It was a fine sunny day, and hundreds of people attended. What a great setting it was, food, alcohol, and friendship, all combined to make the day a great success.
The charity auction amassed $28,000 and the Glengarry Pub’s parma deal added another $4000 to the total.