Did you get to watch Scone Time on Landline? If not, read all about this fabulously generous community commitment gesture by a local Sunshine Coast foodie.
After seeing an interview with a 96-year-old UK resident, who, with no family remaining, decided to involve herself with a local charity that hosted tea parties for seniors, Martin Duncan, renowned Sunshine Coast Foodie, realised that isolation with seniors is a worldwide issue. Add to that the numerous community halls on the Sunshine Coast, that in their heyday used to come alive on Saturday nights for dances, special events and weddings and voilą, the dawning of an innovative union - creating social experiences for the young at heart, in unique historical locations.
Scone Time initially started in 2018 in the Cooroy Memorial Hall and today is an established, successful event with strong, regular attendance. Scone Time then moved onto Montville Village Hall, ensuring that residents of Montville and surrounds also have the pleasure of a monthly social outing. Besides breathing life into historical 'old' buildings, Scone Time helps older folks to feel more connected to their community.
Scone Time at Montville Village Hall - Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
Local business is invited to contribute financially to help subsidise the cost of a Scone Time monthly gathering in their local area. Alternatively, local business can donate time or simply pay it forward for a guest (and carer) to attend one of these social get-togethers, as a one-off attendance. By involving local companies, it is hoped that this event will generate a positive social outcome in the community and enough income to cover the runnings costs, to ensure ongoing success.
Here are the next eight Scone Time and one Scone-off Afternoon Tea social events on the Sunshine Coast calendar -
Join Sunshine Coast Foodie, aka Martin Duncan, for Scone Time at Bankfoot House, to be held in the Mary Grigor Centre in the Glass House Mountains. Golden-agers will have the opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked scones and musical entertainment; view the current exhibition at the Mary Grigor Centre plus take a free guided tour of the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct.
Scone Time is open to everybody, providing a fabulous opportunity for the young-at-heart, along with their carers, companions and family to get together for a delightful social outing.
Scone Time Caloundra is a fabulous community connector where people from the local community and business come together, over fresh hot scones loaded with decadently divine homemade jam and cream. Scone Time provides an excellent opportunity for older people and their families to establish a regular monthly social event.
Creating social experiences for the young at heart - Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie Events > Scone Time FB
Country Noosa vs Mary Valley Country vs Glasshouse Country Scone-off Tea is a fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled and includes scones, tea and Noosa black coffee. Meet the horses in the stables and enjoy your refreshments in the main arena.
General Admission for all the Scone Time events, include morning tea of scones with tea or freshly brewed Noosa black coffee | $8 Sponsorship $25 or Sponsorship $50 - sponsoring a Scone Time provides an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing subsidisation of morning tea for seniors at a reasonable price. Contributions from sponsors will be acknowledged.
To be involved with sponsorship contributions, please choose your preferred area and follow the relevant ticket booking links.
Hosted by Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Foodie (Martin Duncan), Scone Time is designed to reignite life into the fabulous old halls of the Sunshine Coast as well as providing a social opportunity for golden-agers, along with their carers, companions and family to establish a regular monthly fun social event.
At only $8 per person, buy tickets for yourself, mum, dad, pop, nan and golden-ager neighbour and come along to enjoy a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked homemade scones!