The Milang Old School House Community Centre held a monster Open Day, Biggest Morning Turtle Tea Party and celebration of World Turtle Day on Friday 22 May 2009.
They held their Turtle Tea Party in support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2009 by making turtle cup cakes and were thrilled that over $200 was made to help the Cancer Council continue its research, education, prevention and patient support services.
At the same time student tour guides conducted tours of Milang Campus Turtle Sanctuary and told their story of rescue of the Lower Lakes turtles.
Ann Mason of the Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation read Turtle Stories in Evelyn Roth’s Amazing Inflatable Turtle. Evelyn’s Inflatables have been featured all over the world and especially at Womad for the past ten years.
While it was a day of celebration it was also a day to say goodbye to Lyn Unwin, who has volunteered tirelessly at the MOSH for over four years. She will be missed more than she can imagine.
Over a 100 people attended and enjoyed activities such as a bird watch walk, a history walk, a creating with clay workshop, a web based interactive learning display and Evelyn Roth conducted several web weaving workshops. John Bradford sang songs from go to woe, with Councillor Rod Potter jamming on harmonica at the bitter end .
For many people the highlight of the day was a Friday Feast of ‘Save The Murray Curry’, ‘Lower Lakes Lasagna’, accompanied by, you guessed it, turtle bread.