From the hinterland to the coast, Scone Time is making a come-back in 2022, with local communities jumping on board in support of local Sunshine Coast Foodie, Martin Duncan, the dynamo behind Scone Time - a community morning tea held at various venues around the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Foodie aka Martin Duncan, the dynamo behind Scone Time
After watching 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, the Sunshine Coast Foodie realised that isolation with the our young-at-hearts is a worldwide issue. Add to that, the many heritage community halls on the Sunshine Coast, that in their heyday used to come alive on Saturday nights for dances, special events and weddings and voilà, the dawning of an ingenious union - creating social experiences for senior treasures, in unique historical locations.
The very first Scone Time started in 2018 in the newly refurbished Cooroy Memorial Hall
The very first Scone Time started in 2018 in the newly refurbished Cooroy Memorial Hall, before continuing the tradition in Montville Village Hall, Bankfoot House in the Glass House Mountains, Caloundra and Nambour Tram Terminus. Besides breathing life into historical 'old' buildings, Scone Time helps the 'never-too-old' to feel more connected to their community, at a fun social outing.
Local businesses are invited to contribute financially to help subsidise the cost of a Scone Time get-together in their community. Alternatively, local businesses can donate time (volunteering or table hosting) or simply pay it forward for a guest (and carer) to attend one of these social outings, as a one-off attendance. With the continued involvement of local companies, it is envisioned that these events will generate a positive social outcome in the community and enough income to cover the running costs, to ensure ongoing success.
Entertainment is always an added bonus ... Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
General Admission for Scone Time Still, ONLY $8, which includes morning tea of scones with tea or freshly brewed coffee
Sponsorship of either $25 or $50
An opportunity to contribute to the ongoing subsidisation of providing morning tea to 'the older and wiser' amongst us, their carers and families, at a reasonable price. Contributions will be acknowledged.
Sponsored 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 our young-at-hearts, along with their carers, companions and family, to establish a regular fun social event.
At ONLY $8 per person, bookmark the dates and make sure to get tickets for mum, dad, pop, nan and all the neighbours too, to come along for a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked homemade scones, embellished with dollops of fresh cream and jam to leave home for!
After all, a good cuppa and making new friends is always a fabulous way to kickstart anybody's day and as we can all confirm, the world's scone mad!
Volunteers and sponsors are always welcome! Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB