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Make new friends and enjoy a cuppa in a heritage location
Have you attended a Scone Time Social Event on the Sunshine Coast yet? If not, read all about this awesomely big-hearted gesture by a local Sunshine Coast foodie, who is the dynamo behind local Scone Times, the community morning teas that are taking off like wild steam trains, at various venues around the Sunshine Coast.
Freshly baked homemade scones, dollops of fresh cream and yummy jam!
Martin Duncan, also known as the Sunshine Coast Foodie, initially got the idea for Scone Time from a video that popped up on his Facebook feed about a young 96-year-old UK resident, who, with no family remaining, decided to involve herself with a local charity that hosted tea parties for young-at-hearts. These monthly catch-ups made total sense, providing 'treasures' as Martin likes to call seniors, with a regular 'date' to look forward to and thus reducing the feelings of loneliness and isolation that seniors worldwide may, at some point in their lives, experience.
Add to this magnanimous idea the fact that the Sunshine Coast's towns and villages all have fabulous community halls, that in their heyday would come alive on Saturday nights for dances, special events and weddings and voilą, the dawning of a very creative union - the launch of very affordable social experiences for the young at heart, in unique historical locations.
The Sunshine Coast Foodie firmly believes that everyone has a connection to scones and has always used his scones to connect people.
Bankfoot House in the Glass House Mountains is one of the unique historical venues hosting Scone Time - Image: Visit Sunshine Coast Hinterland FB
Join local young-at-hearts in the QCWA Hall in Caloundra to enjoy a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked scones. Open to all seniors, their carers, companions and family, come along for a good ol' chinwag, a cuppa and some fabulous scones with jam and dollops of fresh cream.
The history of Cooroy's Memorial Hall dates back to the 1920s and is the chosen popular location to host Scone Time Cooroy. Join locals for a fun morning of coffee or tea, freshly baked scones, jam and delicious cream in the beautifully refurbished Memorial Hall.
☕️ SCONE TIME BUDERIM Thursday 16 September from 10.00am to 11.30am
The historical War Memorial Hall in Buderim has only recently kicked off with providing a fabulous venue to Scone Time and has proven to be extremely successful with a host of sponsors contributing, including The Ginger Factory and Buderim Ginger.
Make sure you book in early for a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked scones, a cuppa and a yarn with a local farmer or two at the Mary Grigor Centre at Bankfoot House. Scone Time guests can view the current exhibition as well as take a FREE guided tour of Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct. Open to everybody, Bankfoot House provides another fabulous historical venue to Scone Time.
General Admission: for all 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.
Local business owners are invited to either volunteer, to be a table host or to be a sponsor.
Scones being whipped up by Sunshine Coast Foodie and volunteers
At only $8 per person, bookmark your preferred date(s) and make sure to get tickets for mum, dad, pop, nan and all the neighbours too, to come along for a delicious morning tea of freshly baked homemade scones, embellished with dollops of fresh cream and yummy jam!
All images courtesy of Sconetime Facebook, unless otherwise indicated