Newcomers get warm welcome

At least four Millicent-based groups pooled their talents on Sunday to roll out the red carpet for new arrivals to this district.

“A Morning at the Museum” was arranged to show off Millicent’s award-winning National Trust Museum.

SEFHG and National Trust members welcomed the 12 newcomers to the amazing collections including costumes and horse-drawn vehicles.

They saw the new display dedicated to Women on Horseback which is currently housed in the Dr David Harris Room of the Millicent Visitor Information Centre.

“A Morning at the Museum” was also supported by the Millicent and Surrounds Health Support Group and was arranged by the Millicent and Surrounds New Residents and Friends.

Previous monthly gatherings have been held at Lake McIntyre, Mount Burr and Kalangadoo.

Among those to take part on Sunday were Tim and Orr Grosvenor who have called Millicent home for the past three years.

The retired couple from interstate said they did their research and found Millicent to have affordable house prices and a welcoming community.

“We were also looking for a place with reliable rainfall as we enjoy gardening,” Mr Grosvenor said.

“We have taken up bowls and play Night Owls as well as 2-4-2.”

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