She’ll be apples at Auxiliary luncheon

The East Grampians Health Service Auxiliary will help drive away the autumn chill with its annual luncheon at Willaura.

This year’s ‘From the Orchard’ luncheon will feature guest speaker Rob Pelletier, well known radio personality and owner of Heritage Fruit Trees, near Beaufort.

Mr Pelletier is a horticulturist whose career has included landscaping, media work and farming.

He lives with his wife Kate Blood on their farm at Beaufort where he manages Heritage Fruit Trees, which holds a collection of over 400 pomme-fruit varieties and propagates a comprehensive range of fruit trees which are sold nationally.

Over a media career of more than 30 years Mr Pelletier has appeared on radio throughout Australia, covering gardening and environmental commentary, presented gardening stories on national television for much of the 1990s and written for newspapers and magazines.

Mr Pelletier is a foundation member of the Horticultural Media Association and has been an active member and leader in community organisations over many years including Rotary, Landcare and The Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Foundation.

EGHS Auxiliary president Margie Kilpatrick said the ‘From the Orchard’ luncheon will be held at the Willaura Hall on Tuesday May 2.

“Our annual luncheon at Willaura is always very popular – our guests get to enjoy a delicious lunch, browse through some craft and produce stalls and listen to entertaining guest speakers,” Mrs Kilpatrick said.

“This year’s guest Rob Pelletier promises to be very entertaining as well as informative, with his wealth of knowledge in the horticultural industry and in particular fruit trees.”

To book for the luncheon, please contact Leonie King on 5352 4550 or Kathy Tucker on 5354 7579 by April 25. Tickets are $30 per person.

Pictured above:  Guest speaker, Rob Pelletier