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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Monty’s Place: Nine Years Of Serving Narooma

Monty’s Place in Narooma will be celebrating its 9th birthday this year. Monty’s is back to doing what it loves most. Serving nutritious, scrumptious 2 course meal with a smile and table service every Wednesday from 12.00-1.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Narooma, beside the water tank. Big news is that, after a long break. Monty's Place will once again be holding their annual Christmas in July on Wednesday, July 20th with sumptuous fare.

There have been many challenges during the past 9 years, but the last two have tested the Narooma community like no other. Bushfires and COVID-19 restrictions have disrupted all our lives and the consequences have fallen heavily on the disadvantaged and isolated in the community. But the Monty’s committee and volunteers have worked hard to continue to support their guests throughout this time.

Monty’s Place Volunteer Coordinator, Di White said, “the success of Monty’s Place is a tribute to our amazing volunteers who show up every week to provide friendship and a nutritious meal to our guests” When the COVID virus restricted all our lives in March 2020, Monty’s volunteers were determined their service would continue and quickly moved to a takeaway-only service. During this time, 1,403 takeaway meals were provided. Providing in excess of 5,000 meals a year is not possible without the loyalty and generosity of many wonderful donors. Woolworths, Narooma, ABC Bakery, Tilba Milk and several other local businesses that provide support to Monty’s Place. Local Service Groups have also been incredibly generous, including Rotary, Narooma Tennis Club, Quota, Drop in Centre, Lions Club, Men’s Shed, Narooma RFS and many others. There are also many individuals who provide ongoing financial and in-kind to support to Monty’s Place.

The support from SHASA and MESA with the installation of solar panels, and support from ‘Another Room’ and Katrina Scobie with an extension to the Church Hall was invaluable in allowing Monty’s Place to work more efficiently and safely.

Monty’s Place continues every Wednesday from 12.00-1.30pm at the Narooma Uniting Church Hall.


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